On Feb. 26, Deadline confirmed that author Ta-Nehisi Coates would be writing the script for the new feature. “To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC Films and Bad Robot is an honor,” said Coates in a statement to Shadow and Act. “I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most iconic mythic hero.”
Coates is best-known for penning The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, Between The World And Me, and The Water Dancer. In the comic book world, he’s written issues of Black Panther and Captain America.