Today just got a whole lot more interesting, as if it wasn’t already. According to Deadline, Warner Brothers is considering Michael B. Jordan for the role of Superman following Henry Cavill’s departure.
The big news came this morning when THR reported that WB made the decision to no longer continue negotiations with Cavill’s camp regarding his future in the DCEU. The two sides had been discussing the idea of having the Mission: Impossible – Fallout star cameo in the upcoming Shazam!, which had been rumored for some time. Those talks fell through which eventually led to the split.
In regards to Jordan, Deadline revealed that WB was looking at the actor for the role of Superman at some point down the road. For now, the studio will move forward with the Supergirl film as a priority and will leave Clark Kent on the backburner. So don’t expect any announcements regarding the character for some time.
Jordan has made himself a household name over the last few years. Starring in films like Fruitvale Station, Creed, and Chronicle put him on the map, although, it was his role as Erik Killmonger in this year’s Black Panther that shot his stardom into another stratosphere. He will star in Creed II later this year.
It’s unclear when WB will move forward with the Superman character but don’t be surprised if you see Jordan’s name in the mix for the role.
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