Lee Daniels, the co-creator of the Fox
drama Empire, has confirmed that he's backing a gay superhero
In January, Daniels teased the project
in an Instagram post, saying that his gay superhero film is “in the
pipeline.” He said that he had dreamed of making a gay superhero
film for over a decade.
Speaking at the TIME 100 Summit,
moderator Van Jones of CNN asked whether “rumors” about the
project were true.
“It's true!” Daniels reportedly
replied. “It's called Superbitch. I found him [the hero] on
Instagram of all places. He does backflips and he has a cape and he
does karate and, oh my God, he's going to be a hero!”
“I'm not putting that much money
behind it; a couple million dollars for a gay superhero movie is
pretty fucking exciting,” Daniels
“With a name like Superbitch,
you gotta promote it,” Jones is quoted as saying by Deadline.