It’s been a while but it looks like the man of steel is about to be restarted. Yes, Superman has a new interpretation in the works, and the family tree is really something. While JJ Abrams is on board to produce (he was originally tied to directing his own Superman movie years ago), the writer is where a lot of the excitement arises. The writer Ta-Nehisi Coates will write the script, which is really fascinating. The possibilities for the film are pretty endless here, especially when Coates may have the script to have Calvin Ellis as Man of Steel. No matter how it turns out, this is certainly a project to watch out for now …
Diversity has the details:
Ta-Nehisi Coates will be writing a new Superman film for DC Films and Warner Bros.
The project is in very early development, but the new film will be produced by JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot. Hannah Minghella will also be producing. There is currently no director assigned to the project and the search for an actor for Kal-El / Superman has not yet started.
“It is an honor to be invited to the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC Films and Bad Robot,” Coates said in a statement. “I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most famous mythical hero.”
“There is another new, powerful and moving Superman story that has yet to be told. We couldn’t be more excited to work with the brilliant Mr. Coates to bring this story to the screen, and we are extremely grateful to the Warner Bros. team for the opportunity, ”Abrams said.
Coates is the acclaimed author of bestsellers such as “Between the World and Me”, “The Beautiful Fight”, “We Were Eight Years in Power” and “The Water Dancer”.
“Ta-Nehisi Coates ‘Between the World and Me’ opened a window and changed the way many of us see the world,” said Toby Emmerich, chairman of the Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “We are confident that his take on Superman will provide fans with a new and exciting way to see the man of steel.”
The new Superman project isn’t the author’s first foray into the realm of superheroes. Coates also wrote the Marvel comic series for “Captain America” and “Black Panther,” with his run writing the latter saga that ended in April.
Stay tuned to find out more about this new Superman …