A new rumor is making the rounds today concerning the future of Superman at Warner Bros. as Justin Kroll claims that J.J. Abrams after landing his massive development deal at WarnerMedia is said to be developing a new Superman movie for the studio.
Variety’s Justin Kroll did a loose interview/chat on Barstool podcast My Mom’s Basement crowing about dropping stories and their traffic, then teasing that he believes that J.J. Abrams could be tackling DC Comics hero for Warner Bros. and giving us the impression that could be Superman.
“I hope the new Warner Bros. deal leads to more stuff, maybe someone with a cape. We’ll see. That’s a hint.”
This hint would seemingly back up internet speculation or could be simply his own wishful thinking. Take this news with a pinch of salt for the moment as Kroll didn’t come out to mention Superman by name or suggest it was a lock.
Maybe, he was instead hinting at Supergirl or Batgirl?
As far as we know, the Supergirl movie is currently the priority at the studio at the moment as Forbes had suggested previously that announcements could be on the way soon concerning a director and lead actress.
Supergirl is expected to be a reboot of sorts and was penned by Oren Uziel, who also wrote The Cloverfield Paradox, a film produced by J.J. Abrams and made by Bad Robot.
Abrams is no stranger to helping to bring new energy to franchises as he’s tackled Mission: Impossible, Star Trek, and two Star Wars movies.
He had once penned a Superman movie titled Superman: Flyby that almost got made with directors Brett Ratner and McG attached before the studio ultimately pivoted to Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns.
With Matt Reeves rebooting their Batman franchise with an expected trilogy, there is a chance whoever ends up making the next Superman movie will end up rebooting the character there as well.
J.J. Abrams and his production company Bad Robot is likely going to be asked to develop a bunch of HBO Max shows as WarnerMedia aims to launch its own streaming service to compete directly with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Apple TV+, and Disney+.
He’s currently in post-production on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which is going to be the final chapter in the Skywalker Saga.
SOURCE: JUSTIN KROLL/MY MOM’S BASEMENT