Warner Bros. Reportedly Considering Michael B. Jordan For New Superman

Superman Michael B. JordanLast week, it was reported that Henry Cavill will no longer be playing Superman in the DC Extended Universe films. Now, Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is considering casting Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan as the Man of Steel in the future.

The outlet writes that the studio is considering Michael B. Jordan for the role of Superman as it contemplates taking the character in a new direction:

The word has been out that Warner Bros. has been mulling a completely different direction with its Superman canon for some time, even considering casting Michael B. Jordan in the role down the road.

Of course, Michael B. Jordan is arguably best known for his roles as Adonis Creed in Ryan Coogler’s Creed, Erik KIillmonger in Black Panther, and Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station.

Do you think Michael B. Jordan would be a good choice to succeed Henry Cavill as Superman? Share your thoughts below!

Warner Bros. and DC Films are currently developing a number of projects, including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Birds of Prey, Black Adam, Cyborg, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, a Deathstroke film, and a Joker origin movie set outside of the DCEU.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on all DC projects!

Source: Deadline

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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  • Darthmanwe

    Hah, you know, I want this to happen just to see how the nerd world burns as the notoriously racist and bigoted nerds and geeks lose their minds over a Superman that is not only black, but incredibly educated, and, oh yea, president of USA.

    I would just sit back, take sips from a nicely warmed sake, and watch as Alt Right and Comic book nerds unite in order to incite a full on race war.

    • Mississippi Truth

      You might want to consider the Marvel nerds who don’t want this to happen, bcpecause DC has already shown its racism toward intelligent Black folks! Other than that! It would be fun to see them get the vapors!

      • Darthmanwe

        Don’t kid yourself honey. Nerds are just like any other horrifying sub cultural group in history, no matter the allegiance. DC and Marvel dont matter, games or TV don’t matter, books or movies don’t matter.

        “Fandoms” are made up of nothing but racist, sexist maniacs who has no real outlet in life. Well, the vocal fandom members, that is. Because any normal human that is also a fan of any book/comics/games etc. usually have lives and they are wise enough to know that getting mad about this stuff is insane.

        I.e., you’ll find that most people who dress up and go to comic con actually do not care about the minutiae and the racial or sexual details and all that. They are mostly healthy individuals with a hobby. Then you get that %15-20 of them with severe life and interaction problems, and they are the ones we see.

        If an individual like that grows up in rural Kentucky, they become a racist redneck that is prone to hanging people up from trees. If they grow up in California, they become racist and sexist maniacs who drive people to suicide online through a shield of anonymity. Deep down, they are the same type of person.

        That’s why %80 of fans reacted to this Cavill news with ( awww, he was good!) to (he was okay) spectrum, while actually not caring that much about Michael B Jordan portion of the rumors. Because, really, who cares. MBJ is an excellent actor, as long as you write a good script… But then you get that %15-20.

        So no. This isn’t some Marvel/ DC stuff. One grp isn’t better than the other. They are all humans who are flawed and always will be.

        P.S.: Any Marvel fan claiming superiority for being the fan of a franchise product should very carefully remember who owns and operates those properties.

        http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-dreier-flaming-disneyland-employee-survey-20180228-story.html

        • Mississippi Truth

          Wrong on that one! Went to a Wakandacon Nice group! Most lit session: Cosplaying While Black! Or for that matter: Black Characters period! I also noticed that most of the White fans at the convention were older! The embarassment they expressed at the sheet wearing milineals was not even surprising
          PS anti corporate rants never help a situation!

          • Darthmanwe

            You just proved my point. You just happened to meet up with the sane 80 percent. You’d know if you happened upon that maniacal 15-20 percent.

          • Mississippi Truth

            You mean like Starfleet International!

    • Ron Brown

      MBJ should be Val-Zod because it would stay true to the comics. Kal-El is “white”, and should be cast this way forever. Should Blade be played by Jason Stathom? No. Because Blade is black.

      • Mississippi Truth

        Blade is BLACKSPLOITATION! Ya’ll quick made that character to deal with the fact that people’s were on to your Nonsense! Ya’ll were mad because Marvel actually made a Black Character! You had fun showing pictures of a White T’Challa! This would serve you right!

        • Ron Brown

          I’m mad that Marvel made a black character? You don’t know me. Some of my favorite superheroes and villains are black. Spawn, Storm, Bishop, Luke Cage, Cyborg, Steel, etc. I’ll stop there because I have an idea that you don’t really have extensive knowledge of actual comics, just these movies. I’m not, “y’all” either, which I guess is you being racist while crying racism assuming I’m white. Blacksploitation, lol get out of here lady.

          • Mississippi Truth

            I know you all right! You were the guy who was content to see Black Characters until they hit the spotlight! Now that one has broken your glass ceeling, you are having a cow! I bet you would faint if Cyborg got a movie! If you Black characters are too smart or not ghettoized, you have a problem! Naming black characters does not mean you are not racists! You forgot Fox’ Wildcats! ROTFLMAO STFU Boy!

  • Mississippi Truth

    Nah, Just burry me in the ocean! With the rest of the rich Marvel Actors!