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JJ Abrams won’t direct first Black ‘Superman’ because it would be ‘tone-deaf,’ DC source tells Hollywood Reporter

Summary List PlacementJJ Abrams won't direct the long-awaited Black "Superman" movie because Warner Bros. and DC are committed to hiring a Black director, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A DC source told The Hollywood reporter that having Abrams direct would be "tone deaf." Abrams is still, however, producing the film. It was announced in February that author Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing the screenplay for the upcoming film, though the script isn't set to be delivered until mid-December. This is a developing story. Please check back for more updates. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: 10 surprising ways sounds are made...

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JJ Abrams won’t direct the long-awaited Black “Superman” movie because Warner Bros. and DC are committed to hiring a Black director, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A DC source told The Hollywood reporter that having Abrams direct would be “tone deaf.” Abrams is still, however, producing the film.

It was announced in February that author Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing the screenplay for the upcoming film, though the script isn’t set to be delivered until mid-December.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more updates. 

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