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WB Reportedly Looking To Introduce Black Superman In Upcoming Reboot

Ever since Zack Snyder walked away from Justice League due to family issues and Joss Whedon was brought in to finish the film, rather unsuccessfully, the DCEU has been in a weird flux. Their connected universe did not take off like the Marvel Cinematic Universe did and in fact it mostly flopped due to multiple reasons. Because of this, many projects were scrapped and in turn new takes and stand alone movies were put into production. With this, Superman has all but been put on the back burner. Henry Cavill, who is still ready and willing to don the cape again, sits in limbo waiting to see what WB is going to do. That being said, when J.J. Abrams signed a huge exclusive deal with the studio, many assumed he would jump on a Superman flick (after all, he was one of the people attached to the much maligned run of films that never came to light before Superman Returns).

There have also been rumblings of doing a black Superman, with Michael B. Jordan pitching a project which he who play the role. Now, those talks are popping back up from reliable sources.

Hollywood Reporter insider, Borys Kit, tweeted about WB in talks again to produce a black Superman film, based on several comic story arcs. He isn’t clear on whether Michael B. Jordan is still involved, however. This news is backed up by Deadline reporter, Justin Kroll. If this does happen, it is likely that this will be the film adaptation of Calvin Ellis, who is a black Superman from another Earth (as well as President in that world) in the DC Multiverse. This all comes on the heels of the news that Ta-Nehisi Coates has been tapped to write a new Superman flick by WB and J.J. Abrams. Coates, an award winning author, is known to comic book fans for his work on Black Panther and Captain America comics.

Whatever direction WB decides to go, seeing the most iconic superhero representing people of color who be huge for minorities worldwide and, if done right, could help revitalize interest in a character that some feel is one dimensional. Whatever happens, hopefully something official will be announced soon so that fans can have a legitimate idea of what is to come.

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