Warner Bros. Hires New Writer to Reboot SUPERMAN

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that a new reboot of SUPERMAN is now being developed by Warner Bros. However, according to THR, this version of Superman could in fact cast a black actor into the role. 

THR writes:

"Acclaimed essayist and novelist Ta-Nehisi Coates has been hired to pen the script for a feature reboot of Superman that will be produced by J.J. Abrams.

“'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 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.'

“'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.

"According to sources, the project is being set up as a Black Superman story. This is something that the studio has been trying to wrap its head around for months, if not a year or two. Michael B. Jordan tried to develop a Black Superman project when he first arrived at the studio with his deal in 2019, but that did not go very far at the time, according to sources. It is possible that the studio could return to him to star down the line."

As long as this SUPERMAN movie is a good movie, then race of the title character should not matter. Although, traditional Superman fans will probably take to the Internet and forums screaming and complaining about this change because some people always have a problem when there is a big change to such an iconic character.