Regé-Jean Page is understandably injured because of racist casting decisions. Told according to sources The Hollywood Reporter Page was not selected for the role of Superman's grandfather in Syfy & # 39; s krypton Series because he's black that Bridgerton Actor responded to social media. Although he never identifies the show by name, his answer seems to reference the superhero's story.
"Hearing these conversations hurts no less now than it did then. The clarifications almost hurt more," Page tweeted. "I'm still doing my thing. We are still doing the work. We are still flying."
Hearing these conversations hurts no less now than it did then. The clarifications almost hurt more.
I'm still doing my thing.
Still we do the work.
We're still flying.
– Regé-Jean Page (@regejean) April 7, 2021
The page references "Conversations" can be found in the Hollywood ReporterWarnerMedia synopsis with Ray Fisher, on which several sources have worked krypton Claim manager Geoff Johns turned Page down for the role because he believed Superman's grandfather couldn't be black. A representative for Johns denied the allegation in a statement, saying, "Geoff never said that Superman had no black ancestry or could be black – there have been different versions of Superman in the comics for decades, so he does and can be different be." The expectation for KRYPTON was that it would initially be perceived as a possible prequel man of Steel from the fans, and the leadership should call a young Henry Cavill. "
John's statement shows exactly how blind he is to his own bias. Fisher (who shared his experiences with Johns and Joss Whedon in the Hollywood Reporter Piece) pushed his statement back on April 6, tweeting, "If Geoff believed fans expected Superman's grandfather to look like 'a young Henry Cavill' – why was he okay with the Zods didn't resemble Michael Shannon? " – an indication of how that man of Steel The villain's family was different in that krypton Series. Other critics claim that the Syfy show was never expected as a canonical sequel to Cavill's film anyway.
The veto on Page was, of course, a serious misstep, but luckily the actor is already involved in larger projects. He signed up for The gray man with Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling will appear in Dungeons with Chris Pine, and rumored to be in the running for the next James Bond. And with another Superman restart in the future, who knows? Maybe one day he'll put the cloak on himself.