Michael B. Jordan Suits Up As Superman To Replace Henry Cavill In Awesome Image

Superman Michael B. Jordan Henry CavillAn 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!

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Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen 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

Michael Fassbender X-Men

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

The Punisher Ben Barnes Billy Russo Jigsaw Marvel

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.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling Blade Runner 2049

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

Jon Hamm Mad Men

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

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden Bodyguard

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.

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  • Anthony Lewis

    It would be a train wreck to replace Kal El( Henry Cavil) version of Superman. Other than than the art fits perfect for an Earth 2 superman which the DCeu surely doesn’t need anytime soon.

  • Egg

    I wouldn’t watch a superman movie if they replaced the original (white character) with a black character. It isn’t true to the comic.

  • guest1

    If they cast a black actor as superman not only would I not be seeing that movie, but more than half the audience would be out as well… there are plenty of other roles that can be filled. Stop changing things. Not matter how much guilt tripping and marketing for that, they would lose more than half that audience

  • Trevor Chadwick

    I’m just sick of DC changing Superman over and over. Pick one and no matter how much it sucks ride it out. Henry Cavil is still the best they’ve casted, but DC just needs to sell their movie rights to Disney.

    • Julian Seguin

      NO WAY.

      There is no way WB is giving up DC to their biggest competitor and Disney already has its hands full with Marvel.

      Besides, there’s no way that Disney could make the DC Universe better. They wouldn’t be able to diversify. Every film would have to be PG-Rated or PG-13 MAYBE.

  • Allen Salazar

    Henry Cavil wasn’t the problem, It was the story and the editing. Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. I do think Michael B. Jordan would make a good John Stewart or John Henry Irons or heck even Aqua-lad.

  • Loc Hoang

    Surely they would have learnt not to cast a black actor for a white role with the fantastic four remake where Johnny Storm was casted as Michael B. Jordan. The film flopped because you can’t claim your following comics history then change characters backstory and history at your whim.

  • Judge

    Great, i cannot wait to see indian batman, or transgender wonder woman. What a joke

  • Brent Burns

    Stop with this Val Zod crap! It makes absolutely zero sense to introduce Val Zod into their cinematic universe. Theres no back story to use. Theres been no mention of alternate worlds.

  • edward pogi

    Hasn’t WB learnt?????? Cavill although good as Superman was hampered by a very bleak Snyder story which was a hypocrite of the S symbol. In Snyder’s version S stood for solitude not hope. Superman was detached from the world as opposed to the Donner version where he accepted his humanity.
    This alternate Superman works on comics but in a movie where the pop icon is practically known on a global scale as a white male with dark hair??? This Superman will be the box office king like the new FF. King of Turkeys.
    Whoever thought this would work or accepted by fans need a long session of psychiatric evaluation.

    • Julian Seguin

      Yeah, pretty much everything you said about Cavill’s Superman was wrong.

      The “S” stood for hope and it showed. Superman was never alone in any of his films. Even when he flew off to the Arctic, he still had his father. Also, Donner’s Superman was the Superman who had zero qualms with murdering Zod or playing God and reversing time to save a loved one.

      • chaburchak

        I don’t remember Donner’s Superman murdering Zod. He took his powers away, squeezed his hand and then threw him into what we assume was some kind of cell.

      • edward pogi

        Murdered? He trapped them in the Fortress after exposing them to red sunlight. You must be watching the murderous Man of Steel and confusing it with Reeve Superman. The S stood for Solitude in Superman not Hope. This has been what was shown. While the Donner’s Supes embraced his powers and use it wisely, the Snyder Superman was given the hesitation “block” to not use his powers for fear of exposing his identity. Even the Smallville Clark would not be bogged by this “fear”. There was no hope when you looked at him, far removed from when seeing the Reeve Superman flying.
        Snyder’s Superman would have worked as Red Son Superman not Superman of DC52.

        • Julian Seguin

          “Murdered? He trapped them in the Fortress after exposing them to red sunlight. You must be watching the murderous Man of Steel and confusing it with Reeve Superman.”

          No, smart-ass, I’m NOT. Reeve Superman crushed Zod’s hand and then threw him into a chasm which he never came out of. And he smiled while doing it. It doesn’t matter that he reversed time to do so. He still broke his rule.

          And for that matter, explain to me how locking the villains in the Phantom Zone is the better option or the moral option. Because time and time again, the Phantom Zone has been described as a fate worse than death. Trapped for all eternity in a featureless white void, never aging, never dying, unable to touch and feel. There is nothing humane about that. And Superman is doing this of his own volition. Acting as judge, jury and zoner. Even Bruce in the DCAU disapproves of this kind of decision.

          Oh and by the way, Smallville Clark has plenty of blood on his hands. He killed Titan, he killed Wes and he tried to kill Bizarro.

          And if you’re still unconvinced, take a page out of the Modern Age when Superman chose to execute Zod his disciples with green Kryptonite, acknowledging that they were far too dangerous to kept alive.

          “The S stood for Solitude in Superman not Hope. This has been what was shown.”

          This is what you have perceived. And you are completely wrong.

          “While the Donner’s Supes embraced his powers and use it wisely, the Snyder Superman was given the hesitation “block” to not use his powers for fear of exposing his identity.”

          Yeah, sure, he “blocked out” his powers when he saved that school bus. Or when he rescued the workers from the oil rig. Clark clearly wanted to do more but it wasn’t fear that held him back. It was his father. He told him that once the world knew who he was, there would be no going back. Even then he still helped out those who were in danger even if it meant exposing himself.

          “Even the Smallville Clark would not be bogged by this “fear”.”

          There IS. NO. FEAR.

          This is an illusion you have created. Furthermore, Clark still didn’t know who he was at the time. Reeve knew of his origins by the time he was 18.

          The instant the Clark I saw put on the suit, he didn’t look scared. He wasn’t. He was happy. For the first time, he knew who he really was. And he didn’t shy from testing his powers.

          Also, when Zod demands that he be turned in, Clark ultimately agrees to it, if he thinks he can save the world. There is no fear in that decision. That took courage.

          “There was no hope when you looked at him, far removed from when seeing the Reeve Superman flying.”

          AGAIN, that’s when YOU looked at him. NOT me. I saw the hope. Not as much as the Reeves Superman, but there’s a reason for that. He hasn’t fully become Superman yet. He’s younger, less experienced

          “Snyder’s Superman would have worked as Red Son Superman not Superman of DC52.”

          No he would not have. Because Red Son would have no problem with working for the government, or LOBOTOMIZING dissidents and rendering them into thoughtless “Superman robots” with no will of their own.

          This Superman is perfect for New 52. He’s not the ideal hero, yet, but he’s taken the steps to get there. Snyder Cut’s Justice League will complete the journey.

          Peace, I’m out.

        • William James

          He threw him into a pit of oblivion and revelled in this, with a smirk on his face. I’m saying what was seen. Shove that ‘im a superman fanboy with fan b.s’ elsewhere. Cavill is phenomenal. Reeves is dated. End of.

  • Jokerswylde

    Why not Steel instead?

  • David Kuba

    This is terrible

  • jaujau

    Since were all being PC, man should be changed to it, SuperIt, has a nice ring to it

  • LGKamina

    when are we going to see an asian panther?

  • wolf

    No he’s a terrible actor

  • Jefferson Lian

    Unless this superman is going to be featured in the Earth-2 equivalent of the DCEU, it’s going to be bad

  • Richard Treadwell

    No way, until Ryan Reynolds is cast as the Black Panther.

  • Ashmier Hassiem

    Suoerman was and always be my favourite super hero. No way this dude can be superman. He’s not even good in Creed, maybe a Creep movie for him plus he’s got too much lips.

  • ClarkKent1963

    The only way this would work is if it were presented in it’s proper context. Make a DC Multiverse movie featuring the traditional Clark Kent Superman and introduce Calvin Ellis (ie. Into the Spiderverse) and that could work.

  • Ashmier Hassiem

    Will Reeve should be persuaded to wear the suit. The Reeve’s looks like the character was created for them.

  • disqus_ntchQgU7NG

    Wrong. Incorrect. Hurtful. Painful. No. No. No.

  • Michael obama

    Cast a white actor in a “black” role first. They seem to be dead set on taking white men completely out of the picture……you know, the guys who CREATED all of these characters! Create YOUR OWN characters instead of STEALING ours !

    • Rob Rob

      How about a trade give back rock & Roll music and countless amounts of other stolen goods and etc… And we’ll call it even…

      • Michael obama

        It’s so far from “even” it’s not even funny….as you type on your white-invented phone or computer, on the white-created internet, charge your phone with white-built electrical systems, etc….what EXACTLY did we “steal” from you? If you had invented ANYTHING, Africa would be a technological leader instead of a third world hellscape of dictators and genocide. Living with white people is the best thing that ever happened to you….don’t think so? Move to Africa.

      • Michael obama

        You need us, we don’t need you. Don’t EVER forget it.

  • Joe R

    Bit of advice: keep Henry Carvil otherwise the franchise is dead.

  • Vishal Ghodke

    I’m no racist, I don’t hate Michael B Jordan. But I’m extremely saddened by hearing this news. Val-Zod is least expected character in DCEU. Leaving the interesting characters DCEU is focusing on characters which would lead them to abyss of hatred from DC fans.
    I totally lost faith in DC cinematic universe.
    We DC fans will live with TV shows.

  • Joseph Rodrigues

    Would rather Henry as superman again in Man Of Steel 2 than see this version to be honest, I enjoy seeing Henry as superman, Zack Snyders Man Of Steel brought what I wanted to see in a superman movie a real fight and I want to see that again.

  • Look. We all understand that equal opportunities is a good thing – and the right thing.

    But having a female James Bond or a black Superman just doesn’t work. It doesn’t work not because a female or a black man couldn’t do those respective jobs – of course they could! It doesn’t work because that’s not what the characters are.

    I’d be happy for James Bond to meet a female spy who was as good as him or better than him. And I’d be happy for Superman to meet a black Kryptonian who was as good as him or better than him. But for the love of God, all this mis-casting of roles for the sake of political correctness is just crazy.

    Just look at what happened with the all-girl Ghostbusters if you want to know what would happen with a black Superman or a female James Bond. That movie was a total disaster for Sony and has single-handedly killed the franchise.

    If you want to be inclusive – which is a good thing – then create new characters.

  • Allen Payne

    Fake fans. Smh. I guess its pretty obvious most of the white people in the comment section dont want to see the story of Calvin Ellis. In the comic he is black, so i dont see the problem. I mean, we’ve seen the Clark Kent superman for decades, why not tell a different story. Much like people complaining about the Black Captain America. That actually happens in the comics as well. Winter Soldier also takes the mantle. Im just excited for new super hero movies on the horizon!!!!