(Relevant) When DC brought on famed author and essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates to write the script for its next crack at a Superman movie, it was widely assumed that the studio was exploring the idea of a Black Superman. Those assumptions are confirmed with a new story in the Hollywood Reporter about the early stages of a new era for America’s most iconic superhero. While casting is ongoing and a director has yet to be definitively chosen, the next Superman will be a Black man.
DC isn’t alone in this. Marvel’s Sam Wilson was recently promoted to Captain America and Marvel Studios is hard at work on a reboot of Blade, which will star Mahershala Ali as the superhero vampire slayer.