With Henry Cavill’s exit from the role of Superman, DC Universe fans are left wondering who will take up the role of the Man of Steel in upcoming projects. One such project is the Val-Zod series for HBO Max being produced by actor Michael B. Jordan. Many fans believe that Jordan will take up the titular role himself, though the actor denies this rumor.
Michael B. Jordan was recently seen on the red carpet for his upcoming film Creed III. When asked about his role in the upcoming series, Jordan claimed to have no knowledge of him playing the character:
Jordan’s Val-Zod series isn’t the only version of Superman we’ll be seeing hit the screen in the next few years. J.J. Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates are also developing a film featuring a black Superman, which is still moving ahead after James Gunn took over as the head of DC Studios alongside Peter Safran. Gunn himself is also writing a Superman film titled Superman: Legacy, which is set to premiere on July 11, 2025.
Who is replacing Henry Cavill as Superman?
Henry Cavill’s Superman exit has left many fans disappointed. Cavill’s Superman portrayal in the DC Extended Universe was widely praised, with his performance in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League earning acclaim from fans. However, rumors of Cavill’s exit from the franchise have been circulating for some time, with reports suggesting that negotiations for a new DCEU contract had broken down.
DC Studios has not revealed who will play the new Superman, but its co-heads James Gunn and Peter Safran are said to be looking for a younger actor to portray the character. The announcement of Superman: Legacy has also sparked a renewed interest in the DC Universe, which has been struggling to find its footing in recent years. DC has been facing stiff competition from Marvel, which has dominated the superhero genre with its interconnected cinematic universe.
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