J.J. Abrams has done Star Trek, Star Wars and Stephen King, most recently with the upcoming Apple TV+ miniseries Lisey’s Story, which he is executive-producing.
If that’s enough, the prolific creator will soon dip into the DC Extended Universe with a hotly anticipated Superman reboot written by author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates and strongly believed to be starring a Black actor as the Man of Steel.
While speculation is rampant about who will star and who will direct, Abrams did confirm to Yahoo Entertainment who will not be helming the superhero tentpole.
“I will not be directing that movie,” Abrams, a producer on the project, told us over the weekend while promoting Lisey’s Story (full interview to come).
“But I will say it’s a project that means an enormous amount to us and when the time is right I really can’t wait to talk about it, but unfortunately that time is not now, but I look forward to that happening when it does.”