Variety is reporting that novelist Ta-Nehisi Coates has been hired to a feature reboot of Superman for Warner Bros that will produced by J.J. Abrams.
“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 J.J. Abrams in the statement to S&A.
Coates is an acclaimed author whose books include We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, The Beautiful Struggle and Between the World and Me, the latter of which was adapted by HBO. In the comic book space he has worked on Captain America and Black Panther, with Disney’s Bob Iger crediting his influential run helping him decide to green-light the groundbreaking movie starring Chadwick Boseman.