“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.


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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.


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When considerations have been raised by Fisher, in addition to others engaged on the mission, Warner Bros. — the studio behind Justice League — carried out an inner investigation however apparently discovered there to be “no credible help for claims of racial animus” or “insensitivity.”

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.


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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.


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A number of sources apparently informed the Hollywood Reporter that the folks behind the present have been “keen about doing a little nontraditional casting” however former co-chairman of DC Movies, Geoff Johns, apparently turned the thought down as a result of, in accordance with the piece, Superman “couldn’t have a Black grandfather”.

It was additionally claimed the Johns had vetoed the thought of creating a personality — Adam Unusual — homosexual or bisexual.

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.”


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“There have been numerous variations of Superman all through the comics for many years so he does and may be numerous,” the rep informed E! Information.

“Nevertheless, the expectation for Krypton was that it could initially be perceived as a doable prequel to Man of Metal by the followers,” they added. “The lead was anticipated to invoke a younger Henry Cavill.”

BuzzFeed Information has reached out to reps of Web page for clarification and remark.

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.”


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The rep informed E! Information: “Geoff celebrates and helps LGTBQ characters, together with Batwoman who was first re-introduced as LGBTQ within the 52 comedian guide collection in 2006, a collection co-written by Geoff after which pitched internally to the Studio by Geoff as a personality to develop a tv present round, the primary LGBTQ lead DC superhero tv collection.”

BuzzFeed Information has reached out to reps of Geoff Johns for additional remark.