DC says that ‘if’ Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Superman movie is made, it’s going to be an Elseworlds

A Black Superman wearing a variation of the traditional Suprman costume with a white cape flying as he punches someone. In the background the sky is filled with golden light from the sun and a swarm of birds in the distance.
Val Zod punching an enemy. | DC Comics / Bruno Redondo, Alejandro Sánchez, Juan Albarran

With all of the reorganization of priorities that came with Warner Bros. Discovery tapping James Gunn and Peter Safran to oversee DC Studios, it felt like some of the studio’s previously announced projects might have been taken off the table. News of Gunn writing and directing Superman: Legacy, for example, seemed like a bad sign for the Ta-Nehisi Coates-written Superman film, but according to DC Studios’ co-CEO, that may not be the case just yet.

Back in 2021, it was reported that We Were Eight Years in Power author Ta-Nehisi Coates was penning a new Superman script described as “a 20th century period piece” that would revolve around a Black version of the Man of Steel. While details about the project were thin at the time, J.J. Abrams…

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