Geoff Johns didn’t want to cast Regé-Jean Page in Syfy’s Krypton

Regé-Jean PagePhotograph: Jeff Spicer (Getty Images)When Netflix introduced Regé-Jean Page gained’t return for the second season of Bridgerton, followers had been pissed. Some even declared they wouldn’t tune in for the brand new season. Page is in half what made Bridgerton certainly one of Netflix’s most massively profitable reveals, with nice performing chops and appears that’d even make Karens swoon. But regardless of how a lot consideration Page bought for his function in the hit Netflix sequence, the actor didn’t have the very best time discovering roles in the beginning of his profession.In The Hollywood Reporter’s massive piece on Ray Fisher’s allegations of his expertise on the Justice League set, Kim Masters writes that a number of sources instructed her that Krypton’s creators “had been captivated with performing some nontraditional casting” and Page had auditioned for the lead function of Superman’s grandfather. But co-chairman of DC Films Geoff Johns allegedly shut down that concept, with the function going to Cameron Cuffe. His rep instructed THR that “Johns believed followers anticipated the character to appear like a younger Henry Cavill.” On Thursday, Page took to social media, responding to Johns’ rep’s “clarification.” “Hearing about these conversations hurts no much less now than it did again then. The clarifications nearly harm extra tbh. Still simply doing my factor. Still we do the work. We nonetheless fly,” he wrote. The rejection is not sensible, given how superheroes’ appears and identities each on the web page and onscreen are at all times evolving: Ms. Marvel has been a Pakistani American teenager since 2013; Marvel is about to introduce Aaron Fischer, the primary homosexual Captain America, in a restricted comics sequence. The magnitude of such illustration has been confirmed by the profitable introduction of Miles Morales as Spider-Man in Into The Spider-Verse and the late Chadwick Boseman’s ascent to superstardom by way of Black Panther. To say “followers anticipated” a personality to look a sure method is caving to the kind of entitled goons who threw a shit match when Jane Foster picked up Thor’s hammer, or Idris Elba was cast as Heimdall.G/O Media might get a fee But Page not being cast as Seg-El might be for the very best. Krypton didn’t turn out to be successful and Syfy canceled it after simply two seasons in 2019. With so many DC followers responding strongly to the choice to not cast Page in the sequence, maybe there’s the silver lining that Warner Bros. and DC are engaged on a Black Superman film, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and produced by J.J. Abrams. If Page will get cast in that, it’d be an ideal match and can be the lacking piece in turning him into an enormous star past his steamy Bridgerton function.
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