Regina King responds to rumors she wants to direct a Black Superman movie

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After making her directorial debut with One Night In Miami, Regina King responds to rumors that she will be directing a movie ‘Black Superman’.

The project was first announced in February by The Hollywood Reporter, with Ta-Neshi Coates writing the script and JJ Abrams producing a Black Superman story.

While no director is included, there are rumors that Black filmmakers Regina King and Barry Jenkins are in discussion, although King, 50, revealed in an interview on MSNBC that she’s never heard that rumor.

Struggle: After making her directorial debut with One Night In Miami, Regina King responds to rumors she’s going to direct a ‘Black Superman’ movie

First Announced: The project was first announced in February by The Hollywood Reporter, with Ta-Neshi Coates writing the script and JJ Abrams producing a Black Superman story.

First Announced: The project was first announced in February by The Hollywood Reporter, with Ta-Neshi Coates writing the script and JJ Abrams producing a Black Superman story.

‘Tiffany, that’s news to me. You told me the news. A news story, live on MSNBC! Yeah, no, I haven’t heard that yet, ”said King.

The rumor first surfaced in early May, when another THR report went deeper into the project, including Michael B. Jordan shooting rumors that he will be the first Black Superman.

‘I’m flattered that people have me in that conversation. It’s definitely a compliment, but I’m just looking at this one, ”Jordan said.

News: 'Tiffany, that's news to me.  You told me the news.  A news story, live on MSNBC!  Yeah, no, I haven't heard that yet, ”said King

News: ‘Tiffany, that’s news to me. You told me the news. A news story, live on MSNBC! Yeah, no, I haven’t heard that yet, ”said King

The report added that JJ Abrams will only produce and is not considered a director, as Warner Bros. ‘committed to hiring a black director’.

King’s name was mentioned in the play, along with other prominent black filmmakers such as Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Stephen Caple Jr. (Creed II), JD Dillard (Sleight) and Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah).

The report also adds that Coates is not expected to deliver his finished script until mid-December, so it may take a while for a director to be selected.

Possible directors: King's name was mentioned in the play along with other prominent black filmmakers such as Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Stephen Caple Jr.  (Creed II), JD Dillard (Sleight) and Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Possible directors: King’s name was mentioned in the play along with other prominent black filmmakers such as Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Stephen Caple Jr. (Creed II), JD Dillard (Sleight) and Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah)

It’s also worth noting that Marvel is also looking for a black filmmaker to take the helm of their Blade reboot, starring Mahershala Ali.

Still, King may not be available to take the helm in a Black Superman movie, as she signed on to direct an adaptation of the Bitter Root comic earlier this month.

The story is set in 1924 during the Harlem Renaissance, described as a racially charged film about a family of once great monster hunters who come together to defeat an unimaginable evil that descends on New York City.

New Project: Still, King may not be available to take the helm of a Black Superman movie, as she signed on to direct an adaptation of the Bitter Root comic earlier this month

New Project: Still, King may not be available to take the helm of a Black Superman movie, as she signed on to direct an adaptation of the Bitter Root comic earlier this month

As for the Black Superman movie, no details were given although there was a Black Superman featured in the comics.

The Black Superman was called Calvin Ellis, a Kryptonian who had become president of the United States of America.

The character debuted in March 2009 in Final Crisis # 7, created by Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnk, with Morrison later admitting that the character was inspired by Barack Obama.

Calvin: The Black Superman was called Calvin Ellis, a Kryptonian who had become president of the United States of America

Calvin: The Black Superman was called Calvin Ellis, a Kryptonian who had become president of the United States of America

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