For the first time in history, a black actor will take the lead role in the next Superman movie. Plus, the movie will also have a black director and scriptwriter in the crew.
But DailyMail reports that there have been no announcements concerning who will be the black star actor and director that will feature in the movie.
However, the scriptwriter for the Black superman movie will be Ta-Nehisi Coates, who expanded the world of Wakanda for Marvel comics. And Coates is expected to turn in the script to Warner Bros production house by December.
Although this is the first time a black actor will play the role of Superman in the movie, it is not a new development in the comic world.
In the 2009 Series Final Crisis 7 of the Superman DC Comics, a black superman was introduced as a character called Calvin Ellis, who was said to have come from another universe. That character was from a universe called “Earth 23” where his civilian identity was the president of the United States.
According to the comic book writer, Grant Morrison, the character was inspired by Barack Obama.
Before this announcement, there have been rumors circulating that a black star actor will play the lead role in the next Superman movie. In 2019, Michael B. Jordan was rumored to be involved in developing a black Superman movie for the big screen.
However, Micheal B. Jordan downplayed the rumor, 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.”