Warner Bros. is reportedly looking to cast a Black Superman for the upcoming reboot from producer JJ Abrams.
After the shocking news that JJ Abrams is producing a new Superman reboot alongside writer Ta-Nehisi Coates for Warner Bros., it sounds as if the studio is looking to cast a Black Man of Steel for the upcoming project. There’s been talk of Michael B. Jordan taking over the role from Henry Cavill for quite some time, although when talking about the role back in 2019, the star explained that if he were to take on a character like that it would be done with “care and caution”.
Following the reboot news, The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit explained on Twitter that although Michael B. Jordan attempted to develop his Superman project in 2019, it didn’t get very far. However, according to the journalist’s sources Warner Bros. and JJ Abrams could return to him to play the lead in the new reboot. Take a look below.
Michael B. Jordan tried to develop a Black Superman project when he first arrived to the studio with his deal in 2019 but that did not go very far at the time, according to sources. It is possible that the studio could return to him to star down the line. https://t.co/0Z38vfs5eH
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) February 26, 2021
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Superman will next be seen in Justice League, here is the synopsis:
“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut is expected to hit WarnerMedia’s HBO Max on March 18, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding JJ Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Superman reboot, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
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