Michael B. Jordan Pitched Himself As Henry Cavill’s Superman Replacement Earlier This Year

Michael B. Jordan reportedly met with Warner Bros. to pitch a Superman story with himself as Henry Cavill’s successor.

After initially stumbling with tepidly received films like Henry Cavill’s Batman v Superman and Justice League, Warner Bros. and DC are moving forward with plans for relatively more self-contained projects. While Aquaman and Shazam! were successful upon their respective releases and anticipation for upcoming films like Wonder Woman 1984 is high, Warner Bros. is still reportedly trying to figure out what to do with Superman.

While Henry Cavill recently stated that he has not given up on the role, his future as Superman is currently in questions following reports of contentious contract negotiations and Warner Bros. plans to focus on Supergirl‘s introduction to the DCEU. Now, Variety reports Michael B. Jordan met with Warner Bros. earlier this year to pitch a vision for Superman as part of the studio’s efforts to gain input from “high-profile talent” to help reinvent the DC hero for modern audiences.

According to the report, Michael B. Jordan is not ready to commit to a Superman film due to the likelihood of filming not starting for several years and his already-full schedule of upcoming projects. With no script or director attached, insiders reportedly believe a new Superman probably won’t be released before 2023.

In addition to his role as Killmonger in Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan also appeared in Chronicle, Fruitvale Station, and Creed. Upcoming Michael B. Jordan projects include Just Mercy and Without Remorse.

Do you think Michael B. Jordan would be a worthy successor to Henry Cavill? Would you prefer to see Henry Cavill remain in the role? What story would you like to see unfold with Michael B. Jordan as Superman? D

Henry Cavill’s most recently portrayed Superman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League:

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.

Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.

Source: Variety

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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