The Internet’s Freaking Out Over J.J. Abrams’ Superman Reboot
itemprop=”headline name”>The Internet’s Freaking Out Over J.J. Abrams’ Superman Reboot
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After years of speculation, it was officially announced that J.J. Abrams is finally tackling thereboot he’s been linked with on a regular basis ever since Bad Robot first signed a huge deal with WarnerMedia back in 2019. The filmmaker has been keen to get his hands on the Man of Steel for a long time, having written a script for a potential movie almost two decades ago.
Abrams won’t be handling writing duties this time around, which is fantastic news for anyone that’s gone to the trouble of seeking out and reading his Flyby screenplay, which is widely available online and not very good., and almost as soon as the news broke the rumor mill went into overdrive, exactly as you’d expect.
and , but after DC Films President Walter Hamada that exist independently of each other, there’s no reason why Abrams’ reboot can’t tell standalone stories while Cavill remains the DCEU’s canonical Kryptonian.
Either way, the news that the polarizing Star Trek and Star Wars director is rebooting the Big Blue Boy Scout generated plenty of discussion online, and you can check out some of the reactions below.
And I'm even less confident having JJ Abrams directing : look at the latesttrilogy. Most of it was ruined because of SO Bold and incoherent stuff. : No Superman reboot for me.
— ripleyaeryn (@_ripleyaeryn)
"Superman is getting rebooted with new movie from JJ Abrams."
Oh Fucking Hell! Really!? Can someone tell JJ that Enormous amounts of CGI explosions don't make up for a complete lack of plot. eg the newest Star Trek films…
— I'm_Mad_as_Hell (@Im_Mad_as_Hell_)
Has Hollywood forgotten that JJ Abrams almost completely fucked up Superman 20 years ago?
— Em Gee (@Laufey_son)
J.J. Abrams AND Superman being Black in the reboot got especially White America right now like…
— Antonio C. R. Murray = Okashira EX (@Haipa_Sonikku)
Thanks. Please watch out with the blatant internal sabotage attempts ofwith these alleged and inaccurate “reboot” reports of the new Abrams produced Superman film featuring Calvin Ellis as Superman. Different character than Clark Kent/Kal El
— Cisco E (@Ciscooo007)
New Superman Movie Coming From JJ Abrams, Reportedly A Reboot
*takes a breath
— 🐸Homelander🐸🇦🇺 (Grogu) (@SithThanos)
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I already fully support the JJ Abrams reboot of Superman and I know nothing about it.
— Mac (@MacRendar)
Like I want to know who pitched the idea of Superman being African American first was it Ta-Nehisi Coates or J.J. Abrams
I feel like once I know that I can form a stronger opinion
— Maxebon 🏳️🌈 (@maximrutter)
Abrams: Listen, this is a reboot, right? We can play around with things, yeah?
Coates: I don't know what you're getting at.
Superman: You see, son, I named you after the man who took me in and raised me, Jonathan Ben Kent.
Ben Kent: 'kay. I hate you.
— The Duke of Evil || BLM (@ProfofEvil)
J.J. Abrams prepares to ruin yet another beloved, storied franchise.
Which extra super powers will he give Superman? Lex Luthor? Maybe he can Force Skype with Lois Lane.
Someone save us movie lovers from Abrams. Give Michael Bay a shot at it. At least he respects canon.
— Greg Howell (@g_howell)
Yeah, sure. Enjoy your new Superman reboot if that's what you want. And I have a news for you. Your Superman reboot will now be Michael B. Jordan as Black Superman and Henry Cavill is not even attached to that project that will be directed by J. J. Abrams. So good luck with that.
— Farooq Saeed (@FarooqSaeed1990)
The worst case scenario for Bad Robot’s Superman is Abrams stepping behind the camera and directing it himself. While he’s got a decent handle on the fundamentals, his entire filmography consists of two Star Trek and two Star Wars blockbusters that managed to upset at least once section of the fanbase, the solid if hardly spectacular Mission: Impossible III and Super 8, a love letter to Steven Spielberg and Amblin., so something special is required to get the doubters on board with a full-fledged and potentially Cavill-less reboot.