Regina King is one of the leading candidates to direct the upcoming Superman movie being prepared by DC Comics. But she doesn’t know? The actress and director claimed to have learned of that information in the middle of an interview with MSNBC. This was announced by the specialized media Deadline, when specifying the details of the moment. “I’m curious, because this is gossip. You’re rumored to be on the short list to direct ‘Superman’, you and Barry Jenkins. Anything you want to tell us? Is there any news you can give this morning about those conversations?” asked reporter Tiffany Cross.
To which Regina replied, “That’s a novelty for me. You’ve given me the news. yes, no, I hadn’t heard that until now.”
Regina King: candidate to direct the new Superman movie?
The rumors come from versions of The Hollywood Reporter, which mentioned the Oscar winner for “If the Colony Spoke” and who recently debuted as a director in the nominated for three shortlists in the 2021 awards, “One Night in Miami,” as one of the leading candidates for the position. According to the same source, Warner Bros. and DC Comics are on the lookout for an African-American director to bring to the screen the story of a Clark Kent, who is also defining the actor who incarnates him, and who could be Michael B. Jordan. Among other filmmakers, the selection would be among Regina, Jenkins (“Moonligth,” an Oscar winner), Ryan Coogler (“Black Panther”), Steven Caple Jr. (“Creed 2”), JD Dillard (“Sleight”) and Shaka King (director of Oscar-nominated “Judas and the Black Messiah”).
In addition, Regina has already worked for DC Comics starring in “Watchmen”, live action of the eponymous comic. On the other hand, the versions that relate her to “Superman” come some time after the announcement that she will be in charge of an adaptation of the “Bitter Root for Legendary” series from Image Comics.
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