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SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - Dent6084 - 02-26-2021

Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Pulitzer finalist/National Book Award-winning nonfiction writer, has written Black Panther and Captain America for Marvel). Produced by JJ Abrams.

And with the intent of having Superman be played by a black actor.

https://twitter.com/Borys_Kit/status/1365350535134543873

https://twitter.com/Borys_Kit/status/1365356663453011969

Michael B. Jordan has been vocal about wanting the role for several years (and has even met w/ WB about it in the past), so he seems quite possible. Regardless, Coates writing and that angle is quite a place to start.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - Nooj - 02-26-2021

let the internet come crashing down!


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - MichaelM - 02-26-2021

I'm all for a Black Superman.

But let us weep for Henry Cavill.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - mr. stockslivevan - 02-26-2021

(02-26-2021, 02:07 PM)Nooj Wrote: let the internet come crashing down!

Yessss


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - Judas Booth - 02-26-2021

wait...what? Cavill is done, then?

If so, then I'm betting it's because Cavill got signed for Bond.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - mr. stockslivevan - 02-26-2021

(02-26-2021, 02:10 PM)Judas Booth Wrote: wait...what?  Cavill is done, then?

If so, then I'm betting it's because Cavill got signed for Bond.

I really hope not.

Too pretty for Bond.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - MichaelM - 02-26-2021

Cavill as Bond would be a very, very nice consolation prize for being so badly fucked by WB.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - bradito - 02-26-2021

Third reboot's the charm, I always say!


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - Paul755 - 02-26-2021

Cavill should get another shot at Superman.

And yeah, the internet, Twitter, etc... melting down over a Black Superman should be quite the spectacle, and it will even if it’s not Clark Kent/Kal-El and played by some one like Michael B. Jordan.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - atomtastic - 02-26-2021

Hmm... John David Washington’s low key presence would actually be good for this.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - MichaelM - 02-26-2021

(02-26-2021, 02:15 PM)bradito Wrote: Third reboot's the charm, I always say!

Technically the fourth, even if Superman Returns was trying to be in the Donner continuity.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - bradito - 02-26-2021

(02-26-2021, 02:19 PM)atomtastic Wrote: Hmm... John David Washington’s low key presence would actually be good for this.

Oh, heck! This would work great.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - Judas Booth - 02-26-2021

Nah, this has got Jordan all over it.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - mr. stockslivevan - 02-26-2021

JDW would be great.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - Nooj - 02-26-2021

I dig JDW, but he might be a little shorter than the generally accepted image of Superman, movie magic or not

That said, if the intention is to put a new spin on things overall, I’m all for it


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - Richard Dickson - 02-26-2021

Wonder is this will be THE Superman story or A Superman story.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - atomtastic - 02-26-2021

Jordan gives me Cavill vibes as Superman. A little too stoic.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - mr. stockslivevan - 02-26-2021

Perhaps this will be Steel/John Henry Irons?


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - bradito - 02-26-2021

(02-26-2021, 02:24 PM)Nooj Wrote: I dig JDW, but he might be a little shorter than the generally accepted image of Superman, movie magic or not

That said, if the intention is to put a new spin on things overall, I’m all for it

Well, excuse me for being the world's biggest fan of "Tenet!"


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - Richard Dickson - 02-26-2021

What's Ray Fisher doing these days?

(ducks)


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - MichaelM - 02-26-2021

What's really great about this, whether it happens or not*, is that it's such a straightfoward litmus test for a person's racist attitudes.

Because there are zero reasons Superman can't be Black. Zero. Any objections are rooted in racism and should force the person making them to do some hard, sober reflecting.



*First, there's the usual challenges of getting a film made. Second, it's WB and a DC property. Third, WB could easily blink. Fourth, TNC could (and I'd very much understand this) walk if WB fucks with his ideas too much/tries to sand off any sharp edges.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - atomtastic - 02-26-2021

If we can get Batman v Superman: Dawn of Tenet with Pattinson and JDW...

Denzel as Joe-El???


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - bradito - 02-26-2021

If Zod or Lex Luthor are the villains again, I will complain on a message board.

Give me Brainiac!


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - Alt-molt - 02-26-2021

Bokeem Woodbine for Lex.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - bradito - 02-26-2021

Okay, that's cool.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - Judas Booth - 02-26-2021

(02-26-2021, 02:32 PM)michael shaver Wrote:
(02-26-2021, 02:10 PM)Judas Booth Wrote: wait...what?  Cavill is done, then?

If so, then I'm betting it's because Cavill got signed for Bond.

Or Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect movie: https://www.pcgamer.com/henry-cavill-teases-secret-project-that-may-involve-mass-effect/

oh please let him play Shepard in asshole mode.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - MichaelM - 02-26-2021

(02-26-2021, 02:36 PM)Alt-molt Wrote: Bokeem Woodbine for Lex.

No, if we're going MBJ for Supes, then it has to be Denzel for Lex.

HAS to be.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - bradito - 02-26-2021

Denzel is Brainiac.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - atomtastic - 02-26-2021

Jor-El to JDW’s Superman!


Or Pa Kent...


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - first class 782 - 02-26-2021

Denzel is an ICON in every sense of the word. And he looks younger than he is. But he's damn near 70. And I don't love MBJ for this at all, even though I'm a big fan.

This feels like WB chasing BP money, to be honest. It won't matter is Coates has an amazing Superman story to tell. Keep Abrams far away from this one. His script from the early aughts was terrible, and his misunderstanding of Luthor was cosmic in scale.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - bradito - 02-26-2021

Moriarty's review of "Flyby" is something I still revisit every couple years. What a scoop!


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - waaaaaaaalt - 02-26-2021

I have a feeling Lex Luther will probably stay white.

Interesting to hear reading through those feeds that Will Smith was offered Superman years ago. Never heard about that but I can see that happening. I could See Mike Colter given that is pretty much how he played Luke Cage.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - atomtastic - 02-26-2021

Jonathan Majors would be good too, but Marvels got him.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - Misfit - 02-26-2021

If they decide to go younger for Lex again, William Jackson Harper could be interesting.


RE: SUPERMAN PRE-RELEASE (202X) - mr. stockslivevan - 02-26-2021

Oh man, a black actor playing Superman in a JJ Abrams production.

The pearl clutching by the fandom menace!!!