It’s interesting how many times in recent years science fiction movies and television shows have depicted an African-American as President of the
Morgan Freeman as President Tom Beck worked to avert the country’s cometary doom in Deep Impact. Dennis Haysbert playing President David Palmer faced a world that had a bad day every day in 24. He led so well that voters handed him a victory over West Wing’s President Bartlett in last month’s runoff between TV Presidents.
Then, according to Slate, Danny Glover will play a President Wilson in 2012, Roland Emmerich’s next effects extravaganza.
I wonder what icon writers will use now to say instantly a story is set in the future?