According to Shadow & Act, a Superman reboot film is in development at Warner Bros.
Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates will be penning the script of this new Superman feature film, with J.J. Abrams set to produce under Bad Robot Productions and Hannah Minghella producing.
You can view Coates’ statement on the announcement below:
To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC Films and Bad Robot is an honor. I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most iconic mythic hero.
J.J. Abrams has also commented on the announcement, you can view it below:
There is a new, powerful and moving Superman story yet to be told. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with the brilliant Mr. Coates to help bring that story to the big screen, and we’re beyond thankful to the team at Warner Bros. for the opportunity
Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates is an American author and journalist. Coates gained a wide readership during his time as a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he wrote about cultural, social, and political issues, particularly regarding African Americans and white supremacy. He has also written a Black Panther series and a Captain America series for Marvel Comics.
Bad Robot Productions has been responsible for television series such as Lost and Westworld, alongside having produced film franchises like Star Trek, Star Wars, and Mission Impossible. On September 12, 2019, Bad Robot officially announced a new five-year overall deal with WarnerMedia. According to The Hollywood Reporter, WarnerMedia agreed to pay Bad Robot at least $250 million (plus various financial incentives) to produce feature films, television shows, video games, and digital content. Back in October of 2020, we revealed that Bad Robot will be joining the production of Amazon’s The Lord of The Rings series.