Just days after the premiere of Superman & Lois did huge numbers for The CW, it’s finally official: JJ Abrams is working on a new Superman movie. After years of rumors to that effect, WarnerMedia has finally made it official, as Abrams will produce a new Superman feature film written by best-selling author and comic book writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. It is not immediately clear whether Henry Cavill will return to reprise the role in this Superman movie, although Coates’s initial statement suggests that his movie will be in the shared continuity of DC’s film universe, colloquially known by fans as the “DC Extended Universe.”
“To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC Films and Bad Robot is an honor,” Coates told Shadow and Act in a statement. “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,” Abrams added. “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.”
“Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me opened a window and changed the way many of us see the world,” said Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “We’re confident that his take on Superman will give fans a new and exciting way to see the Man of Steel.”
This is a developing story.