Possible film director JJ Abrams Superman shocked to learn she is being considered
Regina King, who was reportedly recently on a director shortlist for JJ Abrams Superman, is shocked to learn that she is being considered.
Watchmen Star Regina King had no idea she would be on a shortlist to helm JJ Abrams’ upcoming film Superman movie. Henry Cavill may currently be the DCEU’s Man of Steel, but in late February it was revealed that Abrams was producing a Superman reboot for Warner Bros. On the same day, it was reported that the film would feature a black man of steel. Michael B. Jordan had previously been rumored to join a DC project as Superman; however, it’s currently unclear who will play the iconic role.
Superman again hasn’t cast his lead role, and he doesn’t have a director either. Earlier this month, Abrams said he wouldn’t be directing, and Warner Bros. is reportedly looking for a black director to direct the film. It has been reported that the studio is considering Steven Caple Jr., JD Dillard, Regina King and Shaka King as potential directors, but have also met other directors. Warner Bros. has yet to officially comment on their research, but a shortlist director has now spoken.
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In a recent interview on MSNBC, the actress and director was asked about her potential involvement in the new Superman movie. King had no idea she was on the shortlist and seemed rather surprised that Warner Bros. supposedly considers it. His full quote from the interview can be read below.
Tiffany, this is news for me. You broke the news to me! An info break, live on MSNBC. Yeah, no, I haven’t heard that until now.
News of the Warner Bros. reboot Superman has sparked a lot of controversy over the past few months. Many wanted Steel man 2 since Cavill first appeared on the big screen, little traction has ever been done on the sequel. Director Zack Snyder rekindled interest in the original DCEU characters with the Justice League Snyder fit. The director’s cut of Justice League has been well received, and despite fans campaigning for Warner Bros. at #RestoreTheSnyderVerse, it seems unlikely that Cavill will be donning the cape anytime soon. That being said, Snyder himself backs up a Black Superman movie by saying he’s long overdue.
Even though the decision to reboot Superman is controversial while Cavill’s version is still fresh on fans’ minds, the film could be successful, especially if King was involved. King has been known as an actress for most of her career, but her recent film One night in Miami … put her on the map as a director because her film was nominated for three Oscars. King did not reveal in her interview if she would be interested in directing the film, but the chance to direct Superman would be one of his biggest opportunities to date. Warner Bros. ‘ Superman the reboot is still very early in development, so it may be some time before the studio announces who will direct the film.
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