J.J. Abrams Reportedly Working On A New "Cape" Project At WB - Could It Be SUPERMAN?

J.J. Abrams Reportedly Working On A New "Cape" Project At WB - Could It Be SUPERMAN?

A very reliable source has indicated that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams might be developing a new superhero project at WB, & there's a lot of speculation that it could be Superman.

By MarkCassidy - Oct 01, 2019 04:10 PM EST
Filed Under: Superman
There have been "rumors" (really just wishful thinking and speculation) doing the rounds for quite some time that J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Star Trek) might be in line to direct a new Superman movie for Warner Bros., but it looks like we may now have something more solid to go on.

While appearing on Barstool's "My Mom’s Basement" podcast, Variety's Justin Kroll had the following to say when the recent mega-deal between Abrams' production company Bad Robot and WarnerMedia was brought up: “I hope the new Warner Bros. deal leads to more stuff, maybe someone with a cape. We’ll see. That’s a hint.”

Of course, the Man of Steel is not the only DC Comics character with a cape, and we have been told that the studio is making Supergirl a priority moving forward (Batgirl is another possibility), but one can't help but wonder if this is a little tease that Abrams really is chatting with WB about taking the helm of a new Superman adventure.

Kroll knows his stuff, after all, and is often privy to details of major news stories long before they hit, so while we'll obviously have to take this as a rumor for the time being, it is definitely worth keeping an eye on.

What do you guys think? Would you like to see a J.J. Abrams-directed Superman movie? Sound off in the usual place.
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DonDave
DonDave - 10/1/2019, 4:33 PM
Kroll already said on twitter that he wasn't hinting at Superman
MarkCassidy
MarkCassidy - 10/1/2019, 6:25 PM
@DonDave - Well, he said he never mentioned Superman by name, which is true. If you listen to the podcast he definitely knows something.
TheRationalNerd
TheRationalNerd - 10/1/2019, 4:42 PM
I really hope its superman. The Fortress of solitude needs those JJ lights! lol 😂
Battabing
Battabing - 10/1/2019, 9:13 PM
@TheRationalNerd -
Why? It would just be a remake of Superman '78.
Lem1
Lem1 - 10/1/2019, 9:35 PM
@Battabing - Because of JJ's Lens Flares? I think he could do a whole lot better than "78 Superman
Battabing
Battabing - 10/1/2019, 9:37 PM
@Lem1 -🤨🤔
Himura
Himura - 10/2/2019, 9:11 PM
@Lem1 - @Battabing is making a joke about how TFA was a remake of New Hope and that Abrams would do the same thing with Superman '78
Battabing
Battabing - 10/2/2019, 10:30 PM
@Himura - 👍
TheRationalNerd
TheRationalNerd - 10/1/2019, 4:44 PM
Cant think of anyone else...

Martian Man Hunter
Certainly not Batman
Philvis
Philvis - 10/1/2019, 5:02 PM
@TheRationalNerd - would love a 'good' MM movie.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 10/1/2019, 4:47 PM
“Maybe”

GhostDog
GhostDog - 10/1/2019, 4:48 PM
Kroll on twitter said it’s not Kal-El
bcom
bcom - 10/1/2019, 4:53 PM
Honestly, I think JJ would give us a great Superman movie.

I sincerely hope that Henry Cavil returns to the role as well. I get the feeling that he has a great Superman in him, it's just that he's had garbage material to work with so far.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 10/1/2019, 4:56 PM
Do a stand-alone All-star Superman inspired film
Battabing
Battabing - 10/1/2019, 9:15 PM
@BlackBeltJones -
Actually for a reintroduction to Superman I'd go with Superman For All Seasons.
Reeds2Much
Reeds2Much - 10/1/2019, 5:05 PM
Probably something Bat-related.
TheLight
TheLight - 10/1/2019, 5:13 PM
I don't want this man anywhere near Superman. He might want to make a Supergirl movie though.
Presto76
Presto76 - 10/1/2019, 5:23 PM
I think JJ would do a fun and entertaining Superman, but it wouldn't be very deep. However, it would still be a step up from the souless Man of Steel. They've explored the pathos of being Superman in a really superficial way, but they haven't explored the humanity of Superman, thats why these new movies seem so hollow.
SpideyPuffsMJ
SpideyPuffsMJ - 10/1/2019, 5:26 PM
In my head I’m picturing JJ’s take on Superman resulting in exactly 2006’s Superman Returns. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Feralwookiee
Feralwookiee - 10/1/2019, 5:42 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - Agreed, but not enough lens flare though. 😜
TheUnworthyThor
TheUnworthyThor - 10/1/2019, 5:37 PM
I liked Cavill as Superman and I just wanted another movie with him before but now I no longer think that way. With the new Batman coming along and with new actors playing his supporting characters I just want a new Superman too. I already wanted a new Lois and a new Lex. We needed a living Jimmy. And I’m not opposed to a new Perry. So yeah let’s just get a fresh start. I’d love to see a living Ma and Pa Kent. Let us completely forget about some of the dumb stuff from Man of Steel. Let’s do it.
ChrisRed
ChrisRed - 10/2/2019, 2:27 AM
@TheUnworthyThor - The only Superman characters I really liked in MoS and BvS were Jor-El, Martha and Perry. Everyone else just weren't right imo so I'd be down for a complete reboot. Might be for the best to do it like Reeves' Batman where it's apparently separate from the rest of the DCEU.
A trilogy involving:
1. Toyman and Metallo
2. Parasite
3. Brainiac and Supergirl
and featuring Lex in a supporting role would be cool
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