It’s hard to determine whether this is will be some sort of soft-reboot sequel to Man of Steel or its own story like Todd Phillips’ Joker. The way all three speak about the project isn’t very definitive, but Shadow and Act did mention that the search for a new actor to play Kal-El hasn’t started yet.
Entertainment outlet Shadow and Act reported that Warner Bros. is planning to reboot Superman with a feature film produced by J.J. Abrams under his Bad Robot label, which was further corroborated by Deadline.
Hannah Minghella will serve as producer with Ta-Nehisi Coates writing the script. The film currently lacks a plot with no other personnel attached. Both outlets could not confirm whether Henry Cavill would be replaced as Clark Kent but Deadline noted that he is still eager to return to the role.
It was reported by Variety last year that Michael B. Jordan had gone to Warner Bros. to give his own pitch on his vision for the character of Superman. So, one likely possibility is that Warner Bros. wants to introduce a black Superman to the world. This may be especially true considering how Coates felt about Superman when he spoke with Vulture several years ago