‘Outlaw Johnny Black’ Trailer: Michael Jai White’s Western Parody Opens This September

Michael Jai White’s Outlaw Johnny Black has been a long time coming. A spiritual sequel to the actor’s most popular film, Black Dynamite (sorry, Spawn fans!), it’s a project White has been talking about since 2018. A crowdfunding campaign followed, missed the mark, and then there was that whole COVID-19 thing that put a lot of films on the shelf. But now we’re here, the film is ready, and set to open this September.

White directs and stars in Outlaw Johnny Black, a Western parody about an outlaw who rides into town hunting the man who murdered his father. But when he gets there he’s mistaken for a preacher, and uses this cover while a notorious land baron exerts control over the citizens.

Joining White in the caast are Anika Noni Rose, Erica Ash, Byron Minns, Kym Whitley, and Kevin Chapman.

Just based on this footage, it appears that White is going for a straight-forward PG-13 comedy rather than the blaxploitation style of Black Dynamite. We’ll see if his fans dig it when Outlaw Johnny Black opens on September 15th.

Travis Hopson
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