Wait … are we about to get a Black Superman? Yes, yes, it looks to be that way! And, we’re getting Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ingenious skills to tackle the writing. Slow clap…
While this news is exciting, seeing its fruition is still a ways away. DC Films and Warner Bros. are teaming up to deliver another film about the caped crusader, but, as of now, the project is very early into the development process. So far, there’s no start or release date targeted, nor is a direct attached. However, in addition to Coates writing the script, J.J. Abrams will produce the feature under his Bad Robot shingle and Hannah Minghella will serve as producer.
“There is a new, powerful and moving Superman story yet to be told. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with the brilliant Mr. Coates to help bring that story to the big screen, and we’re beyond thankful to the team at Warner Bros. for the opportunity,” said J.J. Abrams in the statement to Shadow & Act.
“To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC Films and Bad Robot is an honor,” said Coates in a statement to by Shadow and Act. “I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most iconic mythic hero.”
Coates also proudly posted the Superman emblem on his Instagram page.
The project is being set up as a Black Superman story, this according to The Hollywood Reporter. “This is something that the studio has been trying to wrap its head around for months, if not a year or two. Michael B. Jordan tried to develop a Black Superman project when he first arrived at the studio with his deal in 2019, but that did not go very far at the time, according to sources. It is possible that the studio could return to him to star down the line.
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