“The lead was anticipated to invoke a younger Henry Cavill.”
Posted on April 7, 2021, at 8:06 a.m. ET
New experiences declare that Regé-Jean Web page was not solid in a DC superhero mission as a result of he is Black.
In a chunk by the Hollywood Reporter, actor Ray Fisher detailed his experiences of working with DC on their tentpole blockbuster Justice League, having beforehand accused director Joss Whedon of “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and fully unacceptable” conduct.
However it was later claimed in the identical piece that Bridgerton actor Regé-Jean Web page had auditioned for a task in DC TV present Krypton, solely to allegedly be turned down as a result of he was Black.
Krypton first aired again in 2018 and centered on telling the story of Superman’s grandfather years earlier than the start of the enduring superhero. The half ultimately went to Cameron Cuffe, however it’s reported that Web page had been within the working.
A rep for Johns has since responded, denying the allegations and telling a number of retailers: “Geoff by no means stated Superman cannot have a Black ancestor or be Black.”
The rep additionally apparently shut down accusations that Johns vetoed a homosexual or bisexual character within the present, calling the experiences “categorically false and horrific.”
BuzzFeed Information has reached out to reps of Geoff Johns for additional remark.