BRIDGERTON Star Regé-Jean Page Responds To Report That His Race Kept Him From Landing KRYPTON Role
A recent trade report revealed that Bridgerton breakout Regé-Jean Page was in line for a key role in the now cancelled Krypton before Geoff Johns stepped in, and the actor has now responded via Twitter...
Earlier this week, THR published a report on Justice League actor Ray Fisher's ongoing issues with Warner Bros. and the accusations he made against the likes of Joss Whedon and Geoff Johns, but it also shed some light on the controversy surrounding the now cancelled Krypton series that arose last year.
Confirming recent reports that those in charge were unwilling to add some diversity to the DC Comics show, it was revealed that Bridgerton actor Regé-Jean Page auditioned for and came close to landing the lead role of Seg-El before Johns stepped in and asserted that Superman couldn't have a Black grandfather.
According to his reps, Johns simply felt that fans would be expecting the character "to look like a young Henry Cavill."
Now, Page has responded via Twitter, seemingly backing up THR's claims.
Hearing about these conversations hurts no less now than it did back then. The clarifications almost hurt more tbh.— Regé-Jean Page (@regejean) April 7, 2021
Still just doing my thing.
Still we do the work.
We still fly.
Page's star is certainly on the rise. While he won't be returning for the second season of Bridgerton, he is set to star in the live-action Dungeons and Dragons movie alongside Chris Pine, and recently wrapped production on The Russo Brothers' The Gray Man.