A few interesting bits of information have been revealed about the direction of Warner Bros’ next Superman movie.

Some early information has landed regarding DC Films’ planned Superman movie, and while some of it focuses on who won’t be involved rather than who might be, it still gives us an interesting glimpse into the direction the project is headed in. 

We’ve known for a little while that acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates – novelist, essayist and comic book scribe – will be penning the script but that’s about it. However, The Hollywood Reporter has dug up a few fresh details to give us a clearer indication of what the film might look like. 

Key details include the news that the new Superman will be the first black incarnation of the character, as has been rumoured for some time. Also, at present it is not planned for this version of Superman tot exist inside the official DCEU, much like Todd Philips’ Joker or next year’s reimagining of The Batman. It’s also being mooted to make the film a period piece, set at some point during the 20th century.

That’s largely it for what we know might be happening. As for what we know definitely isn’t happening, JJ Abrams, who is producing the film, is not being considered to direct it. Much like the Blade film being developed over at Marvel, DC reportedly wants a black director, with The Hollywood Reporter suggesting that both established directors and up-and-comers are being considered. Names like ‘Creed II’s Steven Caple Jr., J.D. Dillard and Regina King’ being suggested.

With hot favourite Michael B Jordan seemingly ruling himself out of playing Kal-El (and it’s being suggested that this incarnation of the Superman character will be the Kal-El version), there’s no word yet on casting for the project, but you can be sure we’ll let you know as we hear anything. In the meantime, you can read our thoughts on what writer Ta-Nehisi Coates might bring to the project here. 

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