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  • Writer's pictureAaron Fonseca

DC's Black Superman Film Reportedly Not Part of the DCEU

Warner Bros. and DC Films' Superman reboot from J.J. Abrams and Ta-Nahesi Coates is reportedly set outside of the main DC Extended Universe.

Warner Bros.'s upcoming Superman reboot is reportedly set outside of the main DC Extended Universe.

According to THR, the film is expected to stand alone from other current DC Films projects, with a Black Kal-El being sent from Krypton to Eart in a potential period piece set in the 20th century.

In February, it was announced that Warner Bros. tapped J.J. Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates to develop a new Supermanfilm. "To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC Films and Bad Robot is an honor," Coates said. "I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America's most iconic mythic hero." Shortly after the announcement, it was revealed that Coates intended to feature a Black incarnation of Superman as the focal point of the project.

It's long been rumored that Warner Bros. was eyeing Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan to play a Black Man of Steel. However, the actor himself recently addressed the buzz by downplaying the rumors as just that: rumors.

"I'm flattered that I keep coming up in conversation in these rumors to play characters like that. I mean, as you know, I've been rumored to play so many different characters over the years," Jordan said. "I mean, at this point, it's flattering, I'm humbled by it. And whoever ends up stepping into that role, it's definitely one to look for."

Warner Bros.'s current Superman, Henry Cavill can be seen in Zack Snyder's Justice League.

In Zack Snyder's Justice League, determined to ensure Superman’s ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.

Zack Snyder's Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Ray Porter as Darkseid, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. The film is now streaming on HBO Max.

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