When Netflix announced Regé-Jean Page will not return for the second season of Bridgerton, fans were pissed. Some even stated that they would not tune in for the new season. Page is partly what created Bridgerton one of Netflix’s most massively successful shows with amazing acting and looks that would even make Karen swim. But despite how much attention Page received for his role in the hit series Netflix, the actor did not have the best time to find roles at the beginning of his career.
IN Hollywood Reporteris a big piece on Ray Fisher’s claims about his experience with Justice League set, Kim Masters writes that several sources told her so KryptonThe creators “were passionate about doing something untraditional casting” and Page had auditioned for the lead role as Superman’s grandfather. But DC Films co-chairman Geoff Johns reportedly closed the idea with the role of Cameron Cuffe. His rep told THR that “Johns thought fans expected the character to look like a young Henry Cavill.”
On Thursday, Page went to social media and responded to Johns’ rep’s “clarification.” “Hearing about these conversations does not hurt less now than it did then. The clarifications damage almost more tbh. Still just doing my thing. We’re still doing the work. We are still flying, ”he wrote.
The rejection makes no sense considering how superhero looks and identities look both on the page and on the screen are always evolving: Mrs. Marvel has been a Pakistani American teenager since 2013; Marvel is about to introduce Aaron Fischer, the first gay Captain America, in a limited comic book series. The magnitude of such a representation is evidenced by the successful introduction of Miles Morales as Spider-Man in Into the Spider verse and the rise of the late Chadwick Boseman to superstar via Black Panther. To say “fans expected, ”that a character looks a certain way to the type of legitimate goons who threw a shit when Jane Foster took Thor’s hammer, or Idris Elba was thrown as Heimdall.
But Page is not cast as Seg-El is probably the best. Krypton did not become a hit and Syfy canceled it after only two seasons in 2019. With it many DC fans react strongly to the decision not to cast Page in the series, maybe there’s the silver lining there Warner Bros. and DC is working on a Black Superman movie, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and produced by JJ Abrams. If Page gets thrown into it, it would be a perfect match and would be the missing piece by making him a massive star beyond his steamy Bridgerton role.