An awesome piece of fan art by digital artist Diiego Designer imagines Michael B. Jordan as Val-Zod, showing how the actor could replace Henry Cavill as Superman in the DC Extended Universe.
Michael B. Jordan has already said that he’d like to play the Calvin Ellis version of Superman if he ever takes over the role from Henry Cavill. Although Calvin Ellis would be an excellent choice, there’s another possibility for Michael B. Jordan to play Superman on the silver screen. Another Kryptonian named Val-Zod shares striking similarities to both Clark Kent and Calvin Ellis and the character would be a perfect fit for Michael B. Jordan. Here’s what Michael B. Jordan could look like as Val-Zod.
Although Henry Cavill hasn’t officially stated that he’s done with Superman, he’s currently engaged on other projects like Netflix’s The Witcher. Henry Cavill has become somewhat of an icon due to his portrayal of the Man of Steel. Although it doesn’t seem likely that he’ll exit the role soon, the DCEU will have to rejuvenate somehow in the future and it seems Michael B. Jordan would be an excellent replacement for Henry Cavill’s Superman as Val-Zod.
Would you like to see Michael B. Jordan replace Henry Cavill as Superman in the DC Extended Universe? Let us know in the comments!
Following Shazam!, which is now playing, the DCEU continues with Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Supergirl is one of the many projects being developed over at Warner Bros. and DC. The studio has tasked Oren Uziel to pen the script. There’s still no news about the third Man Of Steel installment or even if Henry Cavill will be attached to it. Meanwhile, Superman has a cameo in the Shazam! movie, but Henry Cavill’s face isn’t shown during the scene.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Henry Cavill, Superman, Michael B. Jordan and the future of the DC Extended Universe!
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.