DC met with Michael B. Jordan to discuss a new Superman movie.
According to Variety, Michael B. Jordan met with Warner Bros. earlier this year to pitch his version of a Superman feature film. However, with the Black Panther star’s schedule tied up in other projects over the next several years, he is not ready to fully commit to playing a Black Superman. The site also adds that another Superman film isn’t likely to be ready before 2023.
Jordan revealed back in February that he’d be open to playing Superman, but this appears to be the first confirmation that he has already met with Warner Bros. Also, Jordan doesn’t want to be the Clark Kent version of the iconic DC superhero.
Henry Cavill maintains he’s still Superman after three appearances in the DCEU, but his future as the character seems precarious at best. In 2018, it was said WB had no plans for Cavill’s take on Superman, indicating it wasn’t a top priority. Instead, the studio’s moved forward with other DC titles like The Batman, The Suicide Squad, and (at long last) Black Adam. For his part, Cavill’s been preoccupied with Netflix’s The Witcher, which was just renewed for a second season. From the looks of it, his time in the DC universe could be over, opening the door for another actor to take on the role. Jordan, who boasts a charismatic screen presence and can handle the physical nature of action-heavy roles, would be a good choice. After Cavill’s iteration received blowback for being overly brooding and serious, Jordan could be a fun change of pace.
For now, fans will either have to wait for Jordan’s schedule to free up to potentially see his take on the Man of Steel, or welcome the eager Henry Cavill back in the red and blue tights.