Ta-Nehisi Coates and J.J. Abrams join forces for a 'Superman' reboot featuring a potential Black Man of Steel

Earlier this week, the Man of Steel soared back onto television on "Superman & Lois" — the first "tights and flights" live-action Superman series since "Lois & Clark" hit the airwaves in 1993. Now, Warner Bros. is charting the character's flight path back to movie theaters. In news that sped around the internet faster than a speeding bullet, acclaimed author and noted comic book fan Ta-Nehisi Coates has been hired to pen the screenplay for an all-new Superman feature produced by J.J. Abrams, that may introduce the first big-screen Black Superman. “To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC Films and Bad Robot is an honor,” Coates remarked in an exclusive statement provided to the website Shadow and Act. “I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America's most iconic mythic hero."