Ta-Nehisi Coates, the man behind various comic books in the Marvel series, is all set to take his talents into the DC Universe. Ta-Nehisi Coates will write a new Superman film for DC Films and Warner Bros.
Coates has already written several comic books in the Captain America and Black Panther series and received "special thanks" credits in three Marvel films: Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.
The project is in very early development, but the new film is being produced by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot. According to Variety, the new Superman film, which is still in its very early development stages, will also be produced by Hannah Minghella. Presently no director is attached to the project and the search for an actor to portray Kal-El / Superman on the big screen has not yet started.
News of Coates' attachment to the superhero project comes amid a number of recent Hollywood projects and adaptations of the author's work.
"Between the World and Me" was adapted into an HBO film which debuted last November, while "The Water Dancer" is getting a big-screen adaptation from a producing team that includes Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt.