Gag me with Kryptonite! Deadline is reporting that J.J. Abrams will be producing a new Superman film! WHAT,WHAT?
And this Abrams’ Superman film will be written by new-guy Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates is primarily known as a columnist for The Atlantic, but has also written Black Panther andCaptain America comics for Marvel. This guy must have pitched a helluva story to get this gig.
“To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC Films and Bad Robot is an honor,” said Coates. “I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most iconic mythic hero.”
“There is a new, powerful and moving Superman story yet to be told,” added Abrams. “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.”
ITS ABOUT TIME WARNER BROTHERS!!! “a new, powerful and moving Superman story”. I like the sound of that… But now we have to get Henry Cavill attached to make this news 100% awesome. (At least I think so.) So how about getting #HenryCavillSuperman trending again? Who’s with me?