Warner Brothers have previously announced that there will be a Superman reboot from director J.J. Abrams and writer Ta-Nahesi Coates. In a new update, the Abrams' Superman film is reportedly set outside the main DC Extended Universe.
The Hollywood Reporter reported Abrams' Superman is standalone from other DC film projects. A black Kal-El was sent from Krypton to Earth, with the potential period being set in the 20th century.
In February 2021, it was announced that Warner Brothers had tapped Abrams and Coates to work on a new Superman film. Coates has stated that being invited by Warner Brothers to work on the DC Films and Bad Robot is an honor. He hopes to add a meaningful legacy to America's most iconic mythic hero.
Shortly after the announcement was made, it was revealed that Coates wanted to have a black incarnation of Superman as the focus of the project.
It was also rumored that WB wants Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan to play the black Superman. However, the actor revealed that the rumors are just plain rumors. He reveals that he is flattered that he keeps coming into the conversations to play certain characters. He added that he has been rumored to play various characters over the years and he is humbled by it.