Get ready for more cinematic antics surrounding the Man of Steel. As reported by Deadline, Warner Bros. is developing a Superman reboot. Author Ta-Nehisi Coates will pen the screenplay with J.J. Abrams producing the project. Hannah Minghella will also serve as a producer.
Now, we know nothing about the plot or premise thus far. Henry Cavill has expressed interest in reprising his role, but it appears the flick may not include him. Deadline revealed back in January of 2020 that Abrams’ Bad Robot is teaming up with Warner Bros. to cultivate a Justice League Dark Universe for TV and film. Perhaps this Superman reboot is part of that.
Coates is the scribe for Ryan Coogler‘s upcoming drama Wrong Answer, which stars Michael B. Jordan. As for his literary works, Coates is most known for 2015’s nonfiction outing Between the World and Me. An HBO television adaptation of the book debuted in November 2020. Additionally, Coates has penned Black Panther and Captain America comics for Marvel.
Abrams recently produced HBO’s Lovecraft Country and the latest Star Wars sequel trilogy. The producer has his hands full with countless future projects which include the impending Mission: Impossible 7 film.
While Coates is a prolific writer of the highest caliber, I don’t think we need another Superman movie. There are so many wonderful and eclectic characters in the DC canon that are ripe for exploration. Instead of focusing on the same three figures, perhaps DC should branch out to some of its lesser-known properties. Not to mention, Cavill’s tenure as the Man of Steel technically isn’t over yet, since Zack Snyder’s Justice League has yet to premiere.
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