Ah, the magic of live television.
Regina King was apparently the last to learn Regina King may be on the shortlist to lead the next Superman film for DC and Warner Bros. in one live interview on MSNBC starring with Tiffany Cross, King seemed shocked to hear that she was in the running to direct the film, which currently has JJ Abrams attached to producing and Ta-Nehisi Coates attached to writing. “They say you’re on the short list to lead Superman. You and Barry Jenkins, both of your names were thrown in there, ”Cross said, referring to a recent Hollywood journalist item about Warner Bros. ” find a director and a star for Superman. “Do you have something to tell us? Is there any news you can report this morning about these conversations? King looked genuinely bewildered as he replied, “Tiffany, this is news to me.” You broke the news to me. Live news on MSNBC! Yeah, no, I haven’t heard that until now.
Speak Hollywood journalist, the next Superman the installment will feature a Black Superman, along with Warner Bros. and DC “committed to hire a black director” for the film. The article speculates that, along with King, other directors on the shortlist include Barry Jenkins, Ryan Coogler, Steven Caple Jr., JD Dillard and Shaka King. The project, however, is still in its early stages and details are scarce. We can only hope that more details will also be revealed on live TV in the coming months.