Screenwriters, series creators, and showrunners share insights on writing superhero movies and shows.


Did you miss WGAW Genre Committee’s recent “Superheroes: Genre or Medium?” virtual panel? Now you can watch the video below. While superhero stories are often referred to as a genre of TV and film, they’re more like a medium for genre storytelling—each story uniquely inspired by its own specific genre. Hear screenwriters, series creators, and showrunners discuss why their genre was best for telling their characters’ story and more. This Guild-hosted panel features writers Salim Akil (Black Lightning), Dave Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Wonder Woman 1984), Cheo Hodari Coker (Marvel’s Luke Cage), Eric Kripke (The Boys), Jac Shaeffer (WandaVision, Black Widow), and Michael Waldron (Loki), moderated by Elliott David.