New Superman movie to be written by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Acclaimed essayist and novelist Ta-Nehisi Coates, the person behind various comic books within the Marvel series, is ready to require his talents into the DC Universe.

The novelist has been hired to write down the script for the feature reboot of Superman, which can be produced by J.J. Abrams.

Coates has already written several comic books within the Captain America and Black Panther series and received “special thanks” credits in three Marvel films: Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.

According to Variety, the new Superman film, which remains in its very early development stages, also will be produced by Hannah Minghella. Presently no director is attached to the project and therefore the look for an actor to portray Kal-El / Superman on the large screen has not yet started.

The Superman project appears likely to become his first film writing credit. J.J. Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot, is additionally reportedly attached to the project.” To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC Films and Bad Robot is an honor,” Coates told Shadow and Act during a statement. “I anticipate to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most iconic mythic hero.” Coates’ talent agency didn’t answer an invitation for comment.

Coates is additionally known for nonfiction works like Between the planet and Me, also as a deep-dive into the history of demands for reparations for formerly enslaved people within the US, and therefore the got to revisit the thought within the present.

“Ta-Nehisi Coates’sBetween the planet and Me’ opened a window and altered the way many folks see the planet ,” Warner Bros. Chairman Toby Emmerich said. “We’re confident that his combat Superman will give fans a replacement and exciting thanks to see the person of Steel.”

‘Between the planet and Me’ was adapted into an HBO film which debuted last November, while ‘The Water Dancer’ is getting a big-screen adaptation from a producing team that has Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, though this is the first DC feature known to be in development under Abrams` expansive WarnerMedia deal, he has several DC series within the works for streaming service HBO Max, including Justice League Dark and Constantine.

Source: Wion News