- Behind the scenes at DC and Warner Bros., the search is on for a leading actor for the “Superman” reboot.
- Who will play the 1st black Superman in a DC movie?
- Like “The Batman”, the new DC film will not be part of the DCEU.
Exciting for DCs Black Super Man’s Project So far, only the scriptwriter has been determined with Ta-Nehisi Coates. The search for a (top-class) actor and a director is still ongoing. The branch sheet The Hollywood Reporter
Accordingly, “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan, whom many see as a favorite for the role, not the 1st black Superman in a DC movie. Jordan stated he was feeling “flattered”, would only look at this project though.
In addition, according to the Hollywood Reporter, a (so far) relatively unknown actor in the reboot film could also become a Kryptonian – incidentally, similar to the case of today’s “The Witcher“-Stars Henry Cavill in “Man of Steel” (2013) and previously by Brandon Routh for “Superman Returns” (2006).
A newcomer would be particularly conceivable as a leading actor if a star director could also be hired for DC’s “Superman” reboot. However, there are some hurdles to overcome in this personality …
With Ryan Coogler, the director of “Black Panther” is a favorite in the eyes of many fans. However, Coogler will continue with “Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever“, which should start in German cinemas on July 7th, 2022.
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More news about the black “Superman” reboot
The Hollywood Reporter also reveals some other exciting news. Accordingly, the new, black Superman should still be a Kryptonian with the name Kal-El.
Like “Joker” with Joaquin Phoenix and “The Batman” with Robert Pattinson, the reboot will not be part of the DCEU. In addition, the possibility of setting the “Superman” reboot in the 20th century and thus in the past is currently being considered internally.
However, all of these plans are not yet set in stone and are subject to change. Initially, it is planned that screenwriter Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates will deliver his completed script by December 2021.