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A new Superman film is getting set to fly into theaters courtesy of J.J. Abrams’ company.

In a report from Shadow and Act, Ta-Nehisi Coates has been tapped to write the script for a new Superman film from J.J. Abrams Bad Robot production company. Hannah Minghella will serve as producer, and no production dates have been set as of yet.

Coates is an award-winning author with multiple books to his name.

“To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC Films and Bad Robot is an honor,” said Coates in a statement exclusive to Shadow and Act. “I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most iconic mythic hero.”

“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 Abrams in the statement.

“Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me opened a window and changed the way many of us see the world,” added Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “We’re confident that his take on Superman will give fans a new and exciting way to see the Man of Steel.”

According to the report, the search for an actor to play Superman has not begun yet. There is no word if there is any consideration being given to Henry Cavill continuing with the role.

There is no word on a director for the project and it is still to be considered very early days.


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