The news came in February that Warner and DC were re-trying to reboot one of their most iconic superheroes, and screenwriter Ta-Nehisi Coates was already working on the script (pictured above). The new Superman movie will be produced by JJ Abrams’ company Bad Robot, and speculations are just beginning about who might wear the red robe after Henry Cavill and who will be the director of the movie. He would have given himself Abrams to sit in the director’s chair, but since the studio wants to tell the story of the first black Superman in cinematic history, they are unlikely to be assigned the task as a white director.
Guesses about potential candidates a The Hollywood Reporter Collected and cited inside information, it was described as determined in Warner / DC to find a director of African descent. However, they’ll have to compete with Marvel in search, who also want to make an MCU Blade movie with a black director.
According to THR, there may be emerging directors like Steven Caple Jr. , Who directs Creed II, and Regina King, who is a hit with One Night in Miami, or Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director Judas and Black Christ. Shaka King, but JD Dillard is also mentioned among the potential runners-up. At the same time, it is conceivable that a choice might be made for an already established professional, such as the Oscar-winning Moonlight director, Barry Jenkins, according to THR, or Ryan Coogler, who is already at home in the comic book franchises. The latter was weakened by his chances of working in the Marvel Cinema Universe, but this wouldn’t be the first time the director has tried his hand in both worlds. However, Coogler is busy working on his second Black Panther movie, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which will arrive on June 8, 2002.
According to THR, several of the listed directors have already met with studio directors regarding the reboot, but both films are still in an early stage of development, as Coates will only release a Superman script by mid-December, and Blade could begin filming next year sooner. Appreciation. Consequently, the names of the actors who play the title characters are also withheld, and although rumors have surfaced that Michael B. Jordan has a chance in the role of the first black Superman, the actor has refuted the rumors so far.