By: Sophie Querijero
Superman, one of the most iconic comic book superheroes of the generation (if not the most iconic), is getting a movie reboot.
With Ta-Nehisi Coates as the writer for the brand-new Superman reboot feature to be produced by J.J. Abrams, DC fans can expect to be introduced to a new side to iconic hero’s story. The announcement also leaves fans wondering where this leaves Henry Cavill, the current face of the Superman franchise.
The new reboot is bound to be the talk of the town, as Coates’s repertoire contains articles about political, social, and cultural issues that have started many conversations, and has also written for Marvel Comics with his Captain America and Black Panther series.
J.J. Abrams is reported to have plans of introducing a Black Superman to the audience that does not follow the Clark Kent storyline that DC fans know and love. Instead, the Man of Steel reboot is said to be of a different character donning the cape, with Calvin Ellis as the most likely DC character to be the new Superman.
Currently, there is no set date for the movie to be released as the screenplay is still being written.
The search for a director is also still in the works. However, fans need not worry as further information may be released in future events, whether it be the director or the face of the next Superman.