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Monday, March 01, 2021 

Far-leftist Ta-Nehisi Coates hired to write a Superman movie screenplay

The last time Superman was in a stand-alone movie was at least 8 years ago, in Man of Steel, which adhered to a darker, more politically correct vision of downbeatness. Now, it appears such a project can't be made anymore unless it's laced with even more political correctness, comming as this new version does in the guise of the propagandist Marvel hired to write Black Panther and Captain America, Ta-Nehisi Coates. The AP Wire says:
Ta-Nehisi Coates, the acclaimed essayist and novelist who expanded the world of Wakanda for Marvel comics, will write the script for a new “Superman” film from Warner Bros.

The studio announced Friday that Coates will pen the screenplay for an upcoming “Superman” film that’s early in development. J.J. Abrams will produce. No director or star has yet been announced.

“To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC Films and Bad Robot is an honor,” said Coates in a statement. “I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most iconic mythic hero.”
And don't be shocked if that "meaningful" direction is injecting his divisive ideologies into the screenplay. I'm sure there's plenty of people out there who'd really appreciate a Superman movie to balance out the overuse of Batman. Certainly if it's built on the optimism the Man of Steel was most known for in years past. But that's exactly why this news is such a slap in the face, and undoubtably deliberate on the part of the studio, which doesn't desereve to own these famous creations.

Shadow and Act, which first announced the news, says:
We're hearing that no director is attached as of yet and plot details remain under wraps. Additionally, the search for an actor to play Kal-El / Superman hasn't started yet.
There's a rumor they want to cast a black actor instead of a white actor, and Henry Cavill's dropped out of the role. But even if that part is just rumors, Coates' involvement in this project alone is cause for discouragement. Especially when you consider the following:
“Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me opened a window and changed the way many of us see the world,” added Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “We’re confident that his take on Superman will give fans a new and exciting way to see the Man of Steel.”
One can only wonder what WB's chairman thinks of 9-11 and its victims. Does he uphold Coates' offensive drivel about the rescue teams at the World Trade Center? Something is definitely wrong when easily the worst book Coates wrote is the film executive's number one choice for citation. One more reason I'd rather stay away, and why it'll be very hard attending movies and TV show made by this studio so long as such people remain.

Entertainment Weekly, which followed up on the announcement, has easily the most sugarcoated take on Coates' writings:
It's not surprising that Coates is moving into the superhero film space. After making his name as a journalist and writer through his work at The Atlantic and books like Between the World and Me, Coates started writing comics in 2016 with Marvel's Black Panther, a series that influenced the Marvel Cinematic Universe's take on the Wakandan ruler-hero. Then in 2018, he took over the reins on Marvel's Captain America series. That same year, EW named him the best comics writer for his work on both Captain America and the then-outer space set Black Panther. Coates released his first full-length novel, The Water Dancer, in 2019.
I'm sure they're well aware of his extreme viewpoint, coming at the expense of 9-11 victims. That terrible moment in history was surely what precipitated the USA's decline in cohesion, and EW's lending themselves to that effect. I must sadly conclude that, due to the political atmosphere now affecting pop culture, the time for another Superman movie, if there needs to be one, has come much too late, since the ideologues running the asylum have decided to base their decisions going forward on just how far to the left they lean. I may not consider movies as important as the source material, but it's still a terrible shame it had to come to this, and now, a movie project can't be made without basing employment on partisan politics.

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