DC has been having a resurgence as of late with two of their latest superhero film “Shazam” and “Joker”, finding both commercial and critical success. Despite this, the studio and Warner Bros. have yet to figure out on what to do with arguably their most famous character, Superman.
To solve the problem regarding Superman, studio heads have been pilling up high-profile talents to make the character more interesting to modern audience. One of which is Michael B. Jordan, who has confessed to be a massive comic book fan.
According to Variety, the “Black Panther” actor has met with studio execs earlier this year. The meet up was to discuss the future of the character with the “Kin” actor pitching in a few ideas. The studio is allegedly interested in having Jordan filled in the role left vacant by the Henry Cavill.
However, it was said that the 32-year-old actor wasn’t ready to commit to the project since filming won’t be ready for several years. In addition, sources also believe that audiences are unlikely to see a “Superman” film before 2023 as no script or director have been attached to the project.
Other people in discussion also include director J.J. Abrams, whose company Bad Robot recently signed a massive first-look deal with the studio. So expect further development on the character’s future on the big screen in the coming months.
Even if the “Creed” actor was keen to take up the role, he faces tough opponents from predecessor Henry Cavill, who expressed that he’s still interested in the role. “I’ve not given up the role. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet,” Cavill told Men’s Health.
Currently, “The Wired” star is keeping himself busy with him already being attached to “Black Panther 2” and the upcoming Sollima flick, “Without Remorse”. So any thoughts of him taking up the role of the red caped hero will have to be put on hold, for now.
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