Warner Bros. and DC have finally announced development on a new Superman feature film. According to Shadow and Act, Ta-Nehisi Coates has been tapped to write the upcoming reboot film for the DCEU.
The film is very early in the development process. J.J. Abrams is attached to produce the feature under his Bad Robot brand along with Hannah Minghella. Currently, no director is attached to the film, nor has the studio begun searching for an actor to play the Man of Steel himself.
Coates released a statement concerning the announcement,
“To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC Films and Bad Robot is an honor. I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most iconic mythic hero.”
Additionally, J.J. Abrams stated,
“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.”
Lastly, Toby Emmerich, Chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, provided a statement,
“Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me opened a window and changed the way many of us see the world. We’re confident that his take on Superman will give fans a new and exciting way to see the Man of Steel.”
This will be the first Superman solo film since 2013’s Man of Steel. Since then, the character has appeared in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017’s Justice League portrayed by Henry Cavill. It is uncertain if Cavill could return in some way for the role but based on the report, it seems Warner Bros. is looking to reboot the character.
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