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Ta-Nehisi Coates Writes New ‘Superman’ Reboot

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

One of the greatest characters in the comic world is returning to the big screen with the written hand of Ta-Nehisi Coates.

In report by Deadline, the Superman film franchise will be rebooted. The modern era of Superman will be a joint venture by Warner Bros and DC Comics. Black History Month just finished, but another moment for the black culture has been created. Ta-Nehisi Coates is confirmed as the writer for the script and he made the announcement using a quote from the civil rights icon, Nina Simone, to the world on Instagram. He posted the Superman logo over a black background and stated ““Though I’m way overdue, I’d be starting anew…” —Nina Simone” as his caption.

Coates gained a wide readership during his time as national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he wrote about cultural, social, and political issues, particularly regarding African Americans and white supremacy. His freelance resume reads like a who’s who of high profile publications including The Village Voice, TIME, The New York Times Magazine and The Washington Post. He has also published three non-fiction books. The Beautiful Struggle, Between the World and Me, and We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy. Between the World and Me won the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction. He has also written a Black Panther series and a Captain America series for Marvel Comics.

J.J. Abrams, of Star Wars fame, is schedule to produce the effort. At this time a release date is not known.