Black Superman Reboot Script Reportedly Being Turned In To WB Soon

Black Superman Reboot Script Reportedly Being Turned In To WB Soon

Ta-Nehisi Coates and J.J. Abrams’ Black Superman reboot is still happening as the script is reportedly being turned into Warner Bros. soon.

Despite the lack of news for over a year, the Black Superman reboot is still in the works as the WB project is expected to progress forward soon. Over the last few years, Warner Bros.’ journey with their DC Films has been an emotional rollercoaster, to say the least. Following the critical and commercial bomb that was Joss Whedon’s Justice League, the studio retooled its strategy for their DC IPs going forward. The DCEU still lives on, with new and established franchises continuing to happen, including on HBO Max as another platform.

However, Warner Bros. has also begun to utilize its DC properties outside its ongoing shared universe, with standalone franchises like Joker and The Batman. Another character the studio is looking to give the same treatment is the Man of Steel himself, with J.J. Abrams executive producing a new Superman movie. In February 2021, screenwriter and author Ta-Nehisi Coates was announced to be penning a script for a new take on Krypton’s last son, that includes following the adventures of a Black Superman.


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Despite making the big splash in 2021, no updates about the Superman reboot came after the initial announcement, but it looks like that is about to change. In a new report from Jeff Sneider, Coates is getting ready to turn in a draft of his Superman screenplay to Warner Bros. soon, indicating the project is still very much alive. The reboot would be produced under Abrams’ Bad Robot production company, with Hannah Minghella attached as a producer.

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While little has been revealed about the Superman re-imagination, a few details were reported in 2021 that gave fans a potential idea of what to expect. Aside from the project following a Black Man of Tomorrow, who would still be named Kal-El, the story was initially – and may still be – considered to be set during the 20th century. Even though no filmmaker is currently attached, Warner Bros. was reportedly looking to hire a Black director to helm the reboot. There were also reports that indicated that the studio might be looking to cast an unknown star to suit up as the DC icon.

Time will tell what Warner Bros. will do with their new Superman franchise as they also have Michael B. Jordan’s Val-Zod series in the works on HBO Max. Despite the Creed and Black Panther star being attached as an executive producer, it’s unclear if he would portray the titular character. For now, the Man of Steel is currently absent from the big screen, including Henry Cavill’s iteration in the DCEU. On the smallscreen, Superman & Lois is still continuing on The CW as the Arrowverse series was recently picked up for a third season. Depending on how Warner Bros. feels about Coates’ screenplay once they get it, fans will have to wait and see if the Superman reboot becomes a reality or not.

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Source: Jeff Sneider

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