Rege-Jean Page responds to not being cast as Superman’s grandfather because he’s Black

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Rege-Jean Page has opened up about the damning report claiming he was rejected from a potential DC television role because of his race.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “Bridgerton” heartthrob had auditioned for the role of Superman’s grandfather for the upcoming TV series “Krypton,” but showrunner Geoff Johns rebuffed the idea because “Superman could not have a Black grandfather.”

Johns’ representatives told the outlet the screenwriter was under the impression that fans would have wanted someone who resembled the current Superman, Henry Cavill, but denied the claims about Page.

A day after the report broke, the 31-year-old actor, who is British Zimbabwean, took to social media to express his disappointment, without referencing the report directly.

“Hearing about these conversations hurts no less now than it did back then. The clarifications almost hurt more [to be honest,3/8 ” he tweeted Wednesday.

The Chicken George actor maintained that he would not let the report get the best of him, writing: “Still just doing my thing. Still we do the work. We still fly,” accompanied by a beige fist bump symbol.

Unlike Page, “Justice League” star Ray Fisher has not minced words about the toxic culture and discrimination existing within the DC Extended Universe. He has repeatedly blasted the Hollywood studio executives and power wielders — most notably embattled director Joss Whedon — for misconduct, also took to Twitter to offer his insight.

“I appreciate Geoff Johns bringing on a crisis team to try to explain away his discriminatory behavior, but his excuses are WEAK,” he wrote Tuesday.

He boldly asked: “If Geoff believed fans expected Superman’s grandfather to look like ‘a young Henry Cavill’ — why was he ok with the Zods not resembling Michael Shannon?”

Shannon is the white actor that portrayed Kryptonian Superman villain General Zod in “Man Of Steel,” which was directed by Zach Snyder in 2013.

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