Regina King sat down with the folks at MSNBC for an interview during which she addressed the rumours making rounds that she has landed a deal to direct an upcoming Superman film for Warner Bros. and DC.
Deadline reports that it was Tiffany Cross, of The Cross Connection, who first shared the news.
“I’m curious, because this is a little bit of gossip. You’re rumored to be on the short list to direct Superman. You and Barry Jenkins, both of your names have been thrown out there,” the MSNBC host said. “Anything you want to tell us? Is there any news you can break this morning about those conversations?”
To which King responded with a laugh. “Tiffany, that is news to me. You have broke the news to me,” said King. “A news break, live on MSNBC!”
But then she continued, “Yeah, no, I have not heard that until just now.”
The Hollywood Reporter had also claimed that King is one of a number of high-profile directors being considered for the recently announced superhero project, which is being written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, with J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella serving as producers.
Whatever be the case, we can’t wait to see how it pans out.