Just a few months after announcing that Ta-Nehisi Coates will be penning the script for the latest Warner Bros. reboot of Superman, the studio alongside DC Comics are reportedly “committed” to hire a Black director to helm the upcoming project.
The studio has already commenced its search for the “first cinematic incarnation of a Black Superman,” as well as the film’s Black director. It has been speculated that Creed II‘s own Steven Caple Jr., J.D. Dillard, Shaka King and Regina King are amongst the list of potential directors for the film. Though the process is on its way, there appears to be still ways to go before any decision will be made.
THR also confirmed that the new Superman film will not be a part of the DC movie universe. Coates is set on a reimagined take on Kal-El “in the vein of the original Superman comics and will have the protagonist hail from Krypton and come to Earth,” one that can potentially be a “20th century period piece.” Aside from a Superman reboot in the works, Warner Bros. is also planning to launch a Joker sequel. No further details have been released regarding the release date of the latest Superman or Joker films.
Elsewhere in entertainment, Marvel Studios and Disney+ have moved up the release date for Loki.