In 2015, Ta-Nehisi Coates — who was woke before woke became a job requirement — wrote an incredibly dishonest book about the country, Between the World and Me, calling everything in it racist. Today, Coates was hired to write the script of the upcoming Superman reboot with a black Superman, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The scheduled Warner Bros. film does not have an actor in mind to play Superman, it has just said it will only consider black actors. Meaning even if Leonardo DiCaprio gets buff, he will still be rejected.
“There is a new, powerful and moving Superman story yet to be told. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with the brilliant Mr. Coates to help bring that story to the big screen, and we’re beyond thankful to the team at Warner Bros. for the opportunity,” producer J.J. Abrams said.
Powerful and moving, so why hire Coates?
Like most superhero fans, I don’t care what color the actor/actress is, I just want a good performance and film. Unfortunately, adding Coates ensures it won’t be either. Worst of all, it’s likely to push far-Left talking points well ahead of a decent storyline that would make you want to stay in the theater or on HBO Max in your basement.
For the many who have steered clear of Coates for the past five years, Tucker Carlson exposed him in his 2018 book Ship of Fools (which, like Carlson or not, is highly recommended) in a way that forever redefined slaying.
Over the course of thirty-seven thousand written words, Coates claims in his book that white people are racist, citing two incidents in his life. The first was wild. Coates wrote that his friend from college was shot and killed by a police officer, showing extreme white racism in America. Yet, come to find out, the cop wasn’t even white.
Uh, what? Let’s take it step-by-step.
“The shooting of his friend provokes several pages of reflection about how people who believe they are white have erected power structures dedicated to the oppression and destruction of black bodies,” Carlson writes. “Then, after six pages, Coates drops a stunner: the cop who killed his friend wasn’t white. He was black.”
“So how is his death evidence of white racism?” Carlson asks, “Coates doesn’t say.” I’d like to also add, he still hasn’t explained.
Maybe that storyline will hit the next Superman film?
In addition, it turned out that the person who was killed wasn’t even Coates’ friend. He barely knew the guy.
Carlson explains, “Coates later reveals that he didn’t know his slain friend particularly well. They weren’t actually friends. Yet the killing of an acquaintance by a black cop made Coates feel so oppressed by white racism that when the twin towers fell on 9/11, he immediately framed the tragedy in racial terms: ‘I could see no difference between the officer who killed Prince Jones and the police who died, or the firefighters who died.'”
“By this point in the book, you begin to wonder if there’s something psychologically wrong with Coates,” Carlson adds.
Pages later, Coates described his second life-changing brush with white racism, saying a white woman was once rude to his son on an escalator. That’s it, that was the story.
Got that? This guy wrote a whole book on this stuff, none of it made any sense. Anyway, that’s how you get to write a high-budget superhero film in 2021.
“This is nutty. It’s also dumb. But more than anything, it’s hostile. Coates despises white people. He doesn’t hide it,” Carlson concludes of Coates’ long memoir.
There is one positive, of course. If DC planned to ruin a film series with a hack like Ta-Nehisi Coates, Superman was a good choice. I mean, Superman is cool and all, but by far the worst major superhero. If Coates is assigned to write Batman next, then it’s time to cancel HBO Max in response.
It was a decent run, Superman.