- Apr 28, 2020
- United States
The Ta-Nehisi Coates Superman movie is looking for a Black director and Black actor to star as the lead, potentially for a period piece film.
As a comic nerd I get excited no matter what it is, but I'm pretty concerned that it's Warner Bros. I'd like to start out by saying I'm concerned about their approach, but this is WB. I think we all know it's going to be a train wreck. You only really have the watch that documentary "Death of Superman lives" to see what an utter mess their development thinking is on superhero movies...or just watch the last few movies.
Jokes aside, I am intrigued as to how they will approach the context. Are they going to literally do black superman, same origin story everything or will it be Superman, but with a more "in tune with the times" voice to it. If so, is the locale southern? northern? ruiral? urban? Does it even take place in America? Thats something to think about. I'm kinda glad Michael B Jordan is out. He was amazing as Kill Monger, but I'm not a fan overall. Who would you all cast? It looks like a lot of high profile writers are involved so I'm not too cynical on it just yet, though I am disappointed they're doing this instead of a sequel to Meteor Man.