Despite the fact that Warner Bros. believed enough in Zack Snyder‘s original vision for Justice League to give him an additional $70 million to make the four-hour Zack Snyder’s Justice League (ZSJL) for HBO Max, the studio is apparently putting Snyder’s version of the DCEU to rest for good. Snyder, who accepted no fee for directing ZSJL, said last month that he doesn’t “intend to” continue working in the DCEU, but now it seems the point is moot. According to Deadline, Warner is rebooting the Superman franchise as part of its half-billion dollar deal with J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot.
Abrams was previously thought to only be developing movies based on the Justice League Dark (JLD) characters from DC Comics. While the Justice League typically handle technological and cosmic threats, the JLD specializes in magical, mystical and elemental threats and features characters like John Constantine, Deadman, Shade, Zatanna and Swamp Thing.
The Superman announcement did not mention any connection to other Bad Robot productions, but did reveal that journalist, author and comic book writer Ta-Nehisi Coates is working on the script. No casting has been announced, but rumors include the possibility that the film might feature the Val-Zod Superman, rather than Kal-El.
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