Warner Bros & DC have struggled quite a bit with forging a strong image of the superheroes with their live-action movies. While movies such as Wonder Woman & Aquaman have done incredibly well, Man of Steel, Batman V Superman & Justice League have been panned by many critics and fans alike.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, who is well known for working with Marvel in writing Black Panther & Captain America comics, has joined the Warner Media roster to write the new Superman reboot.
The movie- as per a report by Deadline – will be produced under the brand of J.J Abrams Bad Robot. The report also claimed that there is no information on who will be casted for the role of the Last Son of Krypton or whether it will follow a comicbook inspired storyline.
Henry Cavill is interested in playing the role in some capacity, but as a reboot, we’re likely to be seeing some new faces playing the key roles.
In a statement given to Shadow & Act, Nehisi said that:
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.
Apart from his work in the comicbook industry, Coates has written several novels such as Between The World & Me, We Were Eight Years In Power & The Beautiful Struggle.