Share On Facebook; Tweet It; The CW’s Black Lightning series is currently in a season of change. In the … Two separate versions of the Gravedigger character have previously appeared in DC comics, with the Tyson Sykes incarnation first showing up in 2008's Checkmate Vol. Wayne Alphonso Brady (born June 2, 1972) is an American actor, singer and comedian. '”, Wayne spoke to HollywoodLife while promoting his partnership with Tracfone, who recently relaunched it’s brand and announced new plans that give consumers the control they want with no-contract plans that feature Unlimited Carryover Data. Wayne Brady Joins 'Black Lightning' as Gravedigger (Exclusive) By Philiana Ng‍ and Zach Seemayer‍ 12:45 PM PDT, October 10, 2019 David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images The most recent incarnation of Gravedigger, Tyson Sykes, is the one Brady will be portraying in Black Lightning. Meet the Gravedigger. Even with the third season of The CW's "Black Lightning" just getting started, we're looking ahead to 2020 - with Wayne Brady set to join as Gravedigger. I’ve wanted to be a part of the DC Universe and to be a part of a Greg Berlanti project for a while now,” he revealed in an EXCLUSIVE interview while promoting his partnership with Tracfone. After numerous experiments, Sykes was injected with a substance that have previously killed hundreds of men, however in his case it active his meta-gene instead giving him superhuman physical attributes, slower aging and the ability to control a person's mind with his vocal command. We see our last scenes of Henderson as he is killed by Gravedigger’s army fighting for his best friend’s life. Black Lightning while his men hauled a KO’d Jennifer away, Gravedigger made a beeline for The Pit. A one-stop shop for all things video games. Diverging from the typical roles we’ve seen the comedic star in, like in Whose Line Is It Anyway? Vol. Meet the Gravedigger. “I don’t know how he’s going to interact with Black Lightning,” Wayne said. Jeff is unable to stop them as both Gravedigger and his allies disappear with Jen. It was Achilles' son who would keep the legacy of Gravedigger going, even if it wasn't in name. Jackson Hayes is a Features Editor at CBR. Click to Subscribe to Our HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter, Megan Thee Stallion Shows Off Her Fitness Progress In Crop Top & Underwear, Billie Eilish Reveals Why Her Team Got ‘Worried’ After Her Tank Top Paparazzi Pic Went Viral, Over 1.8k People Swear By This Long-Sleeve Cutout Top That’s Perfect For Yoga, Remembering Gianna Bryant: 20 Photos Of Kobe & Vanessa’s Daughter 1 Year After Her Tragic Death, Kobe & His Kids: See Precious Pics Of The Bryant Family On The 1st Anniversary Of His Death, T.I. Little was revealed about Ulysses' actions during the war, at least until the backup story "Snapshot: Remembrance" in the mini-series DC Universe: Legacies #4. Gravedigger has Lightning trapped, but tries to convince her he's an ally, not an enemy, in this clip from this week's Black Lighting, "The Book of War: Chapter Three: Liberation. On one hand, the series is … Ringing any X-Men bells? Email One of Markovia's deadliest warriors is the the metahuman, played by Wayne … The latest episode of 'Black Lightning' reveals the origins of Gravedigger (Wayne Brady) and the amalgamated origins of both Gravediggers from the comics - Tyson Sykes and Ulysses Hazard - creates an origin that's strikingly similar to a Marvel Comics character. Created by Salim Akil. Related: Black Lightning May Become Home to Another Arrowverse Superhero Team With the ASA weakened by the multi-front war, the Markovians sought a swift end to the conflict and sent in their elite Rangers led by Gravedigger, a former US Army soldier and history's first recorded metahuman, who had grown disillusioned with the racism of his home nation and accepted a charge from the … We see Black Lightning go head to head with Gravedigger twice and he was able to stand his ground. 'Black Lightning' Season 3 Finale Preview: Ending Gravedigger and the Markovian threat comes at a great cost. Season 3 of Black Lightning ended with the hero and his friends taking part in the ultimate battle. Jefferson Takes On Gravedigger in Black Lightning Season 3 Finale Promo Tudor Leonte Tuesday, March 03, 2020 Things are in motion for the grand finale of The CW’s Black Lightning Season 3. Jeff, in turn, reveals his relation to him as Gravedigger's Markovian allies are in the process of taking Lightning. Brennifer teamed up to go head to head with Gravedigger only to not be successful and fall to his demise. “I was approached about doing Gravedigger, who is, depending on the iteration they’re going with — which I believe is the third one — this character actually has had a few lives.”, Wayne continued to explain that his Gravedigger was “hiding as a former soldier special operative who was given something very similar to the super soldier serum that Steve Rogers, over in the Marvel Universe had — except this super soldier serum gave Gravedigger enhanced strength, but also things like telekinetic powers and maybe some telepathy.” The actor said, however, that Gravedigger is “a little disgruntled right now” when he comes into the CW series in early 2020. The most anticipated war of this series has ultimately arrived. Let's Make a Deal host Wayne Brady has signed on for a new acting gig on The CW, set to appear on the series Black Lightning in early 2020 as Gravedigger. Perseus Hazard was the leader of Squad K, a team whose sole mission was to take down Superman if he was ever to go rogue. It will definitely be going to be one hell of a showdown. Gravedigger Vs. Black Lightning: Round One. “I’ve been a fan of Black Lightning since I was a kid reading DC comic books, and then to see that it was made into a show, of course I was hooked from from day one. Airing Mondays at 9 pm ET on The CW, Black Lightning stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce, Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce/Thunder, Christine Adams as Lynn Stewart, Marvin "Krondon" Jones III as Tobias Whale, Damon Gupton as Billy Henderson and James Remar as Peter Gambi. 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