Warner Bros has commissioned Coates to write the new Superman movie with J.J Abrams’ Bad Robot set to produce
Warner Bros. has reportedly tapped author Ta-Nehisi Coates to write a new Superman reboot. We’ve heard rumors for some time that the studio was looking to oust Henry Cavill as the Man Of Steel. But this is the first time anything concrete has emerged from the studio.
“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 website Shadow and Act. A website dedicated to the African diaspora in the arts. “I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most iconic mythic hero.”
In a surprising twist, J.J Abrams and his production company Bad Robot will produce the DC flick. After a successful run with both Star Wars and Star Trek, the acclaimed director is now eyeing a relaunch of the Man Of Steel.
“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 S&A.
Hannah Minghella will serve as a producer on the big-budget relaunch. However, the burning question will undoubtedly be — who will wear the cape? Henry Cavill has been very vocal about his intentions to become Superman once more. But with this announcement, his time as the Man Of Steel could well and truly be over. Let’s hope that isn’t the case and Cavill suits up for this new iteration.
As for Coates, the novelist brings a great pedigree to the DC Universe. And has already enjoyed a successful comic run with Black Panther and Captain America at Marvel. The combination is tantalizing. And DC fans can look forward to a bright future for the Man Of Steel after the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Source: Shadow And Act
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