New 'Superman' Movie Will Feature Black Lead | 22 Words

A new Superman movie is set to hit our screens and it has been confirmed to feature a Black actor as the lead and also, a Black director and script-writor.

Pretty exciting, right? Read on for the details...

Now, in terms of the movie industry, there's are 2 franchises that are reigning supreme at the moment...



And that's the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Comics.

The superhero creators are more popular than ever...


And that's due to the incredible range of different characters, such as Superman, Batman, Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, and so many more.

But there is something fans have noticed.

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The main characters of superhero movies tend to be male... and white.

If you think of the most popular superheroes, they all tend to fall under this specification.

Of course, there are female superheroes out there...

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But it tends to be a rather unbalanced mix - as seen with the Avengers.

There are changes happening, though...


In Avengers: Endgame, the women of the MCU came together to help defeat Thanos - including the introduction of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel.

This was an incredible moment for many because finally seeing the MCU give some girl power got viewers hungry for more!

But what about Black superheroes?


Of course, Marvel's Black Panther is known to have revolutionized the superhero industry with its all-Black cast, but there hasn't been any sign of a Black superhero since.

Well, until now that is!

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Reports have confirmed that the next Superman movie will feature a Black actor as the leading role for the first time ever.

But opinion has been divided by the news...

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With many, of course, thinking it's a great move and a step in the right direction.

But a vast majority feel it is just unnecessary...

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The next Superman movie will feature a Black actor in the lead role for the first time ever and a Black director at the helm, according to a report on Wednesday.

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‚ÄčTa-Nehisi Coates, the acclaimed novelist who expanded the world of Wakanda for Marvel comics, is also writing the script and is expected to turn it in to Warner Bros bosses in December.

While it will be the first time that a Black Superman will appear on the big screen, it will not be new ground for the DC comic icon.


A character called Calvin Ellis was first introduced in the 2009 series Final Crisis 7, as a Superman from an alternative universe.

While no director or star has yet been announced there are several candidates for the roles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Michael B. Jordan was rumored to be involved in developing a Black Superman movie in 2019, but he has since played down rumors he could be appearing in Coates' film, telling the Reporter last month:

"I'm flattered that people have me in that conversation. It's definitely a compliment, but I'm just watching on this one."

We're super excited to see what the future holds for the world's first Black Superman!


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