SUPERMAN: Warner Bros. Expected To Recast The Man Of Steel With A Black Actor In The Role
Earlier today, we found out that WB was developing a Superman reboot with Ta-Nehisi Coates set to pen the script, & it looks like we now have confirmation that a Black actor will play the new Man of Steel.
The news that Warner Bros. is working on a new Superman movie broke earlier today, and we now have a pretty major update to share.
Despite a suggestion that Henry Cavill might return to the role, several trade reporters have now confirmed that this reboot will indeed feature someone else in the cape, and the studio is said to be searching for a Black actor to play the new Man of Steel.
According to THR, the project is being set up as a "Black Superman story," which is an idea WB has been kicking around for quite a while. Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan reportedly wanted to develop his own take on Supes back in 2019 (sounds like there was some truth to the rumor) when he first joined the studio, and while nothing ever came of that, it is "possible that the studio could return to him to star down the line."
Whether this Man of Steel would replace Cavill's as the main DCEU Superman or exist in a separate "Elseworld" reality like Joaquin Phoenix's Joker remains to be seen.
J.J. Abrams will produce the film as part of his new WarnerMedia deal, but there's no word on whether he may also direct. Acclaimed essayist and novelist Ta-Nehisi Coates has been hired to write the script.
What do you guys make of this news? Are you disappointed Cavill likely won't return as Superman, or do you feel it's time someone else got a shot at playing the Big Blue Boyscout? Drop us a comment down below.