NEW YORK (AP) – Ta-Nehisi Coates, an authoritative essayist and novelist who has expanded the Wakanda world for Marvel comics, will write the screenplay for Warner Bros. ‘new movie Superman.
The studio announced on Friday that Coates will write the screenplay for the upcoming “Superman” film, which is in the early stages of development. JJ Abrams will produce. No director or star has been announced yet.
“It is an honor for Warner Bros., DC Films և Bad Robot to be invited to the DC space,” Coates said in a statement. “I look forward to meaningfully enhancing the legacy of America’s most iconic mythological hero.”
Coates is best known as the author of bestsellers, including “In My World”, “The Beautiful Struggle”, “We Were in Power for Eight Years”. Since 2016, he has also co-authored the SPL leopard comics for Marvel with artist Brian Stelfries for a final release in April. He was thanked for Ryan Kugler’s 2018 In the author certificates of the film “S Leopard”.
“Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ‘The World Within Me’ opened a window and changed the way many of us see the world,” said Warner Bros. Pictures Group President Toby Emmerich. “We are confident that his case against Superman will give fans a new and exciting way to see the Steel Man.”
The news was first reported by Shadow and Act.
“There is a new, powerful, touching story of Superman that has yet to be told,” Abrams said. “We could not have been more excited when we worked with the brilliant Mr. Coates to help bring that story to the big screen.”