DC is next. Superman is next. He cometh, the destroyer of franchises. After being responsible for creatively driving Star Trek face-first into the toilet, he added his particular brand of hack-based story incompetence to the special kind of cluelessness that had gripped Lucasfilm, and together, they did the same to Star Wars.
Two massive, valuable cinematic properties leaving their huge, long-established fanbase shaking their heads. Who is this monster?
A new feature in The Hollywood Reporter has revealed just what direction they want to take with the new DCEU over at Warner Bros on his watch.
Wanting Black Panther money, but having already thrown their own potential lead under the bus in the form of Ray Fisher, they are stuck. So Superman appears to be about to be sacrificed on the altar of intersectional identity politics.
The new Superman project will be produced by J.J. Abrams and written by the acclaimed Ta-Nehisi Coates. It will not be tied to Henry Cavill’s DCEU version of the character. It will exist in its own standalone universe, it will not exist in the same world as Matt Reeves The Batman, or the Snyder-verse and Snyder-adjacent DCEU.
Warner Bros. is in the early stages of finding a director, they are committed to finding a Black director for the film and a Black actor to take on the Kal-El / Superman role.
The script is being targetted for the end of 2021 completion and is said to be a 20th Century period tale and will follow the classic origin story, set in this time period.
Michael B. Jordan had already ruled himself out last month, stating that:
“[I’m] flattered that people have me in that conversation. It’s definitely a compliment, but I’m just watching on this one.”
It will be a 2023 or 2024 release, given these timescales.
So plenty of time to prepare for being told that it’s not for you anymore, and then when you don’t go to see it, being blamed for its failure because you didn’t go to see it.