One of the world’s greatest, if not greatest, superheros will be making comeback to the big screen. And the hand penning the project will be melanated.
As spotted on Deadline a new installment to the Superman film franchise has been slotted. According to the article Warner Bros and DC Comics are on board to bring Clark Kent to life for the new generation of comic fans. Even more exciting is the creatives that have been booked to develop the movie. Ta-Nehisi Coates is confirmed as the writer for the script which sounds like a win for the culture. He celebrated the announced via his Instagram account where he posted the Superman logo over a black background and ““Though I’m way overdue, I’d be starting anew…” —Nina Simone” as his caption.
Coates gained a wide readership during his time as national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he wrote about cultural, social, and political issues, particularly regarding African Americans and white supremacy. His freelance resume reads like a who’s who of high profile publications including The Village Voice, TIME, The New York Times Magazine and The Washington Post. He has also published three non-fiction books. The Beautiful Struggle, Between the World and Me, and We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy. Between the World and Me won the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction. He has also written a Black Panther series and a Captain America series for Marvel Comics.
J.J. Abrams, of Star Wars fame, is schedule to produce the effort. At this time a release date is not known.