J.J. Abrhams seems to have decided that Superman must die. He's hired race-baiting, whiteman-hating Te Nahisi Coates to stick the shiv in.
There is a new, powerful and moving Superman story yet to be told. 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,” said J.J. Abrams in the statement to S&A.
According to sources, the project is being set up as a Black Superman story. This is something that the studio has been trying to wrap its head around for months, if not a year or two. Michael B. Jordan tried to develop a Black Superman project when he first arrived at the studio with his deal in 2019, but that did not go very far at the time, according to sources. It is possible that the studio could return to him to star down the line.
Coates is a superstar author whose books include We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, The Beautiful Struggle, The Water Dancer and Between the World and Me, the latter of which was adapted by HBO. In the comic book space, he has worked on Captain America and Black Panther, with Disney’s Bob Iger crediting his influential run on the latter in the decision to greenlight the groundbreaking film starring Chadwick Boseman.
To be clear, Mr. Coates's work on Captain America, Black Panther and Black Panther & The Crew was a colossal failure, resulting in the cancellation of those comics due to lack of sales. And when I say lack of sales, I'm understating things rather steeply. Nobody bought those comics.
Phantom prediction: This movie will suck. It'll suck like a black hole in the middle of a neutron galaxy. It'll suck the whole friggin' DC universe in and we'll never see it again. Because nothing escapes a black hole.
That's what will finally kill Superman. Boredom. The one thing deadlier than green kryptonite.