Michael B. Jordan Set To Takeover Henry Cavill’s Superman Role

Superman Michael B Jordan Henry CavillWarner Bros. has announced Michael B. Jordan will replace Henry Cavill as Superman.

After making his debut as Superman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and returning for two subsequent DCEU films, Henry Cavill’s future as the Last of Krypton has been in question for some time. Now, it appears Henry Cavill will pass the baton to Michael B. Jordan, though there are currently no details on how this new version of Superman will make his entrance in the DC Extended Universe.

Of course, Michael B. Jordan is known for his work in Black Panther, Creed, and Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four. How do you feel about Michael B. Jordan as the new Man of Steel? Let us know below!

In the meantime, Henry Cavill will trade in his Superman costume for the lead role on Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher. Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia. Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez, and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.

The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.

Henry Cavill’s The Witcher series will be available on Netflix at an undetermined time.

Source: Warner Bros.

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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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

Canadian film buff, political junkie, comic book geek, and board game enthusiast.

  • April Fools. I hate this day.

    • jaeastmx

      Me too, so stupid

  • Derek Wiles

    dumb

  • jchris65

    DC and Warner Brothers just made the most ridiculous move ever… Superman is white get over it, I guess batman will be Asian, and flash will be Hispanic.

    • Christopher Parker Howard

      They are fictional characters, none of them exist. As a comic book fan, I love when there are multiple takes on a character. Why not? As long as at the end of the day the finished product is good, that is all I care about.

      • Andy Gallego

        Ok, then we might as well replace Gal Gadot with that awesome Brie Larson so she can become Captain Marvelous WonderWoman!

    • Braxton

      It’s an April Fool’s story, somewhat obviously. But the things you named are not so bad. Asian Batman, Latinx Flash. It wouldn’e be the end of the world. But you can relax. Your Eurocentricity can remain inflexible even in comic book fiction.

      • Denis

        So you would have no problem with making Blade white? You’re down with making white superheroes black, Asian and Hispanic so I’m sure you’re fine with making a black superhero white. Or are you a typical liberal holding up that good old double standard of theirs?

        • shahaneh-star

          Superman & Supergirl due to the earth’s 🌎 yellow sun 🌞 would recede away their recessive genes making them black in their skin & hair color after sometime on earth. So I’m surprise they never made their characters transitional in their physical appearance. But you ignorant people work in comics and don’t know anything about genealogy. Both Superman and Supergirl should always start off white and then turn black later on….thats how it should be done for scientific accuracy.

          • Denis

            They aren’t humans. They are Kryptonians. Therefore, the recessive genes you’re speaking of do not apply to them. Unless you’re a geneticist from Krypton? Also, genealogy is the study of a family tree. Ancestry amd such. Genetics is what you are attempting to purport yourself to be an expert of.

          • shahaneh-star

            But paleness comes from having fewer then 3 codes in that gene. And we know there are black kryptonians from the comic books as well as tv shows like Smallville & Krypton. So it actually does apply.

    • Peter James

      It’s an April Fool’s day joke, you dummy.

      And a pretty lame one at that.

      Congratulations for being the FOOL.

    • LastAvenger

      If this was a true article… I would think this is a great idea… but I do wish they would re-release justice league and finish the snyder storyline with henry cavill first. But Michael B Jordan as superman sounds awesome…

      • Denis

        Ok. So it’s fine to blackwash a role but not whitewash. Good to know. The double standard bullshit in this country is astounding.

    • Salvatore Climenti

      Dude you fell for a lame April fool’s joke ….congrats on being a fool. Lol

      • David

        I did too! For a few seconds. Even as a black guy My head almost exploded.

    • Andy Gallego

      Flash will be Hispanic because we’re fast as Speedy Gonzalez when running from La Migra! (Just so you know, I can joke about my own race, I’m Hispanic!) ;-D

    • shahaneh-star

      Superman is jewish. His character was created by 2 Jewish guys

  • Peter James

    This is probably the lamest of all April Fool’s Day “jokes” I’ve come across so far.
    And the day is still young.

    Good job.

  • Leon T

    Nah

  • Vector

    What’s next? Cedric the Entertainer to play Batman?

    • CHI King

      -salty cracka 😂🤣🤣

      • awesomepossum

        Racist much??

    • Brian Holland

      I’d watch that!

    • Andy Gallego

      No… Chris Rock to play the Joker after Joaquin Phoenix retires in frustration that Batman won’t die!

  • Mike Magnum

    But B Jordan can play Superman if he plays the alternate universe Obama version.

    • Andy Gallego

      The alternate universe Obama Bizarro version!

  • deevo.

    LOL. Nice one. Now seriously Warner, your DC movies are good now ( bye bye edgelords). Hurry the F up and lock in Cavill!

  • Klark Cent

    This doesn’t work here because all of the news on this site are a joke every single day.

  • Donny

    If it happens I’m done with the DC universe

    • CHI King

      Shutcho goofy azz up

    • Illuminati Recruitment Agency

      Why? Michael B. Jordan is a great actor.

  • MadTitan12

    Oh my god, I didnt realize what day it was xD

  • Belinda Simpson

    This is an April Fools gag, huh?

  • AlphaBlu

    I, for one, am glad that this site took a moment to stop posting fan theories and artwork as ‘news’ to make an April Fools joke.

  • Peter Paul and Mary J. Blige

    Cue the “Over my dead body, and oh, but I’m not racist” comments

    • Jason Boyett

      It’s not about being racist [email protected]&?tard. It’s about being unoriginal and lazy. Along with trying to make certain groups happy in a fraudulent way!!!

      • Jotto

        Too late, you just outed yourself.

      • Peter Paul and Mary J. Blige

        Yeah, let’s get a pretty white dude. sooo original. and tard is offensive ya jerk.

      • Felix Ray

        “Happy in a fraudulent way”? So they’re not really happy?

  • AJ

    Aww man I got all excited (Because President Superman from Multiversity) but then I remembered the date.

  • No one of consequence

    Don’t believe anything today

  • Salvatore Climenti

    Come on obvious April fool’s peank….as soon as I saw the headline smh

  • batman/superman fan

    If I didn’t read this on this site April 1st or not I might believe it but this site is rarely correct but this isn’t even a clever April fools prank

  • Jason Bradley

    Look at think it’s hilarious that this was an April Fool’s joke however I don’t think it’s funny that they would even be considering changing Superman to a black guy. being a black man I find it insulting to want to change such an iconic character for the sole purpose of political and social correctness one of the things that I love about DC Comics and Marvel Comics is that they take you out of the real world and take you to a world where anything is possible and your imagination can soar I like the comic book World exactly the way that it is and it does not need to be changed. if you want to create a comic book character that is a black superhero character that is fine create an original character and make them black but do not mess with the iconic Heroes of DC Comics or Marvel Comics just for the sole purpose to be politically correct I think that is stupid and absolutely destroys what these Comics have meant to so many for so long. Keep politics out of the comics!!!

    • Kay O Kells

      Agreed.

    • Je’sus

      There is a black Superman from a another verse but, I agree they need to make the white one good first

      • Jason Bradley

        I agree the problem wasn’t Cavill it was the screen writers and directors that just did a terrible play write and it didn’t matter how well the actors played their roles the movies were just horrible Cavill is a great Superman if you give him the right story and produce it well

        • deevo.

          I don’t think one’s race necessarily should always be locked in for comic movie adaptations ( look at Aquaman) but Cavill was cosmically convieved to be Superman. Who are we kidding? Look at him.

    • David

      They turned Domino black, but idk care because the actress is awesome. Superman is too iconic as you said. Getting Michael B to do the black Superman in an alternate universe is a great idea.

  • Senna4ever

    It’s a shame people don’t put any effort into April Fools jokes anymore.

    • Andy Gallego

      This one was perfect! It almost had me fooled until I read the comments! I forgot about April Fool’s only having been a week ago. I suppose I should have read the post date on the article! ;-D Great joke! However, I didn’t like MBJ in Black Panther– I’m really digging him in Creed 1 & 2… I could see him as Steel or an alternate Superman, but not replacing Henry Cavill.

  • Nick4wheelin

    Many Cavill can get the black panther roll soon!!!😂

  • qu4dr00p1e

    And wolverines make great house pets!!

  • Joseph F

    In before SJWs call you a racist for implying that the idea of a black Superman is a joke.

  • Phil J Malloy

    april fools?

  • Bendy

    Sense of humor level for Umberto’s team 0.000002

  • Kenny

    Complete bullshit. Where is our white shaft, or white black panther ? If we’re flipping race then it’s fair game on all traditionally black parts. Gonna love seeing an all white Tuskegee airmen or a white Blade. Gtfoh!

    • Andy Wolt

      This was an April Fools joke, but the racism you just exposed is very real. Gross. But thanks for letting us all know who you really are.

    • King

      Some characters are written around their ethnicity/culture… Superman isn’t. Becuase hes an Alien. Black Panther,Magneto,Storm,etc are. I doubt you can grasp that though.
      You really say the Tuskegee airmen? Superman really that really for you?lol.

    • Andy Gallego

      They’re going to do an all white Spawn renamed Sperm!

    • shahaneh-star

      Their is a white panther and he’s called White Wolf. He will be in the MCU. Technically he’s Bucky but he will get a White Panther like suit like Black Panther and fight to protect his new home Wakanda. He’s already in the Marvel Comic Books.

  • Stewart Schaniel

    What I read somewhere else is he ain’t taking over superman they are gonna do one about a black superman from like earth 52

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  • Illuminati Recruitment Agency

    I think Superman should be played by a Mexican because Superman is a undocumented alien.

    • Andy Gallego

      He should be Peruvian and we can call him SuPERUman!

    • Andy Gallego

      But according to the progressive democrats, he’s acceptable because he has forged citizenry documents along with a fake Social Security Card AND he can cast his vote for Democrats (according to Pelosi) even though Superman would state he stays away from politics! Superman’s excuse would be legit in claiming however that all his documents burned down in a MASSIVE SCALE house fire!