US

Regina King reacts to rumors that she’s in contention to direct a Black Superman movie

After making her directorial debut with One Night In Miami, Regina King is reacting to rumors that she’s in contention to direct a ‘Black Superman’ movie.

The project was first announced in February by The Hollywood Reporter, with Ta-Neshi Coates writing the script and J.J. Abrams producing what is said to be a Black Superman story.

While no director has been attached, Black filmmakers Regina King and Barry Jenkins have been rumored to be in contention, though King, 50, revealed in an interview on MSNBC that she has never heard that rumor yet.

Contention: After making her directorial debut with One Night In Miami, Regina King is reacting to rumors that she’s in contention to direct a ‘Black Superman’ movie

First announced: The project was first announced in February by The Hollywood Reporter , with Ta-Neshi Coates writing the script and J.J. Abrams producing what is said to be a Black Superman story

First announced: The project was first announced in February by The Hollywood Reporter , with Ta-Neshi Coates writing the script and J.J. Abrams producing what is said to be a Black Superman story

‘Tiffany, that is news to me. You have broke the news to me. A news break, live on MSNBC! Yeah, no, I have not heard that until just now,’ King said.

The rumor first surfaced in early May, when another THR report delved deeper into the project, including Michael B. Jordan shooting down rumors that he will play the first Black Superman.

‘I’m flattered that people have me in that conversation. It’s definitely a compliment, but I’m just watching on this one,’ Jordan said.

News: 'Tiffany, that is news to me. You have broke the news to me. A news break, live on MSNBC! Yeah, no, I have not heard that until just now,' King said

News: ‘Tiffany, that is news to me. You have broke the news to me. A news break, live on MSNBC! Yeah, no, I have not heard that until just now,’ King said

The report added that J.J. Abrams will only produce and is not being considered to direct, since Warner Bros. is ‘committed to hiring a Black director.’

King’s name was mentioned in the piece along with other prominent Black filmmakers such as Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Stephen Caple Jr. (Creed II), J.D. Dillard (Sleight) and Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah). 

The report also adds that Coates isn’t expected to deliver his finished script until mid-December, so it may be some time before a director is selected.

Possible directors: King's name was mentioned in the piece along with other prominent Black filmmakers such as Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Stephen Caple Jr. (Creed II), J.D. Dillard (Sleight) and Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Possible directors: King’s name was mentioned in the piece along with other prominent Black filmmakers such as Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Stephen Caple Jr. (Creed II), J.D. Dillard (Sleight) and Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah)

It’s also worth noting that Marvel is also on the hunt for a Black filmmaker to take the helm of their Blade reboot, starring Mahershala Ali.  

Still, King may not be available to take the helm on a Black Superman movie, since she signed on earlier this month to direct an adaptation of the Bitter Root comic.

The story is set in 1924 during the Harlem Renaissance, described as a racially-charged movie about a family of once-great monster hunters who come together to defeat an unimaginable evil that descends upon New York City.

New project: Still, King may not be available to take the helm on a Black Superman movie, since she signed on earlier this month to direct an adaptation of the Bitter Root comic

New project: Still, King may not be available to take the helm on a Black Superman movie, since she signed on earlier this month to direct an adaptation of the Bitter Root comic

As for the Black Superman movie, no specifics were given, though there was a Black Superman who was featured in the comics.

The Black Superman was named Calvin Ellis, a Kryptonian who had become President of the United States of America.

The character debuted in Final Crisis #7 in March 2009, created by Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnk, with Morrison later admitting the character is inspired by Barack Obama.

Calvin: The Black Superman was named Calvin Ellis, a Kryptonian who had become President of the United States of America

Calvin: The Black Superman was named Calvin Ellis, a Kryptonian who had become President of the United States of America


Source link

Related Articles

Back to top button