Today is Thursday, April 8, 2021. Here’s what you need to know:
DC Entertainment reportedly passed on Regé-Jean Page playing a role in SyFy’s Krypton due to concerns over his race and the color of his skin. The role he was seeking was that of Superman’s grandfather.
The then DC-chief creative officer Geoffery Johns allegedly said that Superman’s grandfather could not be Black. On Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that a representative of John’s said that executives were concerned with the casting of Page because they wanted the actor to resemble a young Henry Cavill. Cavill plays the role of Superman in the DC films.
On Wednesday, Page posted a tweet commenting on the process:
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It’s gonna be a dark one. Today it will be a high of 80 degrees and mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of thunderstorms (Courtesy of Scalia Lab).
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