'Superman' reboot is in the works at Warner Bros.

February 27, 2021

A new “Superman” movie is flying onto the big screen.

Deadline confirmed that author Ta-Nehisi Coates is penning a reboot feature for Warner Bros. and DC.

Film director J.J. Abrams, who has titles such as “Star Wars,” “Lost” “Westworld,” and “Lovecraft Country,” under his belt, is producing under his label Bad Robot.

For now, no plot has been revealed and no big names are attached to the project.

Coates isn’t new to the comic-book world having previously written a “Black Panther” and a “Captain America” series for Marvel Comics.

“To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC Films and Bad Robot is an honor,” said Coates in an exclusive statement to Shadow and Act. “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 said in a separate statement to the outlet.

"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."

The Hollywood Reporter notes that Coates's screenplay will be centered around a Black Superman.

In 2009, writer Grant Morrison introduced Calvin Ellis nicknamed KalEl in the “Final Crisis” comics, who was inspired by Barack Obama.

Ellis became the U.S. president on Earth-23 while continuing his heroic efforts as Superman.

Henry Cavill has previously expressed his desire to get back in the cape after gaining recognition for the role of the superhero in 2013’s “Man of Steel.”

He returned in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and 2017’s “Justice League.”

The Man of Steel has been getting a lot of attention lately. Earlier this week, he soared back onto the small screen for The CW’s newest DC-inspired series, “Superman & Lois” starring Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch.

In this version, KalEl and Lois Lane are parents to two teenage boys, one of whom begins manifesting powers.

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