On Wednesday, Bridgerton breakout Regé-Jean Page seemed to address the claim that he was denied a key role in the Syfy / DC series, Krypton, because of his race.
“Hearing about these conversations hurts no less now than it did then. The clarifications damage almost more tbh [to be honest], ”Tweeted the actor. “Still just doing my thing. We’re still doing the work. We’re still flying. ”
While Page did not specify that he was talking specifically about Krypton, the word ‘fly’ seemed like a pretty obvious indicator that he was referring to the Superman-centered show.
Hearing about these conversations hurts no less now than it did then. The clarifications damage almost more tbh.
Still just doing my thing.
We̵7;re still doing the work.
We’re still flying.
-Regé-Jean Page (@regejean) April 7, 2021
The site’s comments come on the heels of an interview with Ray Fisher, published yesterday by The Hollywood Reporter. While Fisher discussed alleged racism and misconduct on the part of Warner Bros., DC Films co-founder Geoff Johns and others were in the process of reorganizing Justice League, the piece also refined Johns’ alleged problematic behavior outside of the particular production.
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Reportedly, Page had auditioned for the role of Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, before Bridgertondebut with the creators of Krypton expresses their enthusiasm “about making something untraditional casting.” Subsequently, however, Page learned that he would not get the role. Under the supervision of the series, Johns reportedly said that “Superman could not have a black grandfather,” according to several sources. The THR piece suggested that the executive veto Page’s commitment, while rejecting the idea of making superhero Adam Strange gay or bisexual.
Created by David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler, Krypton is set about 200 years before Superman’s birth, showing the countless story of the superhero’s grandfather and his fight for justice on his titular home planet. Seg-El’s role would eventually go to Cameron Cuffe.