Who will be the DCEU’s next Superman? At this moment no one is quite sure. One thing for sure is two major actors may be vying for the part as Henry Cavill as expressed he wants to continue on as the Man of Steel, while it is being reported Michael B. Jordan has pitched a Superman movie to Warner Bros!
“The cape is in the closet,” Cavill said in Mens’ Health’s December cover story. “It’s still mine. I’m not going to sit quietly in the dark as all the stuff is going on. I’ve not given up the role. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honest of the character I wasn’t to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”
Meanwhile, Michael B. Jordan has his own plans to become the Man of Tomorrow
On a slightly more official note, Variety says Michael B. Jordan actually had a meeting with the studio earlier this year in which he pitched Warner Bros. on “a vision” for Superman.
via AV Club
Warner Bros. was presumably intrigued by whatever he had to say, but Jordan wouldn’t commit to a big superhero project because filming wouldn’t be able to happen for a few years and he has a bunch of things in the works already. Variety says there are no current Superman projects in development at Warner Bros., so we’ll most likely have to wait until Warner Bros. exhausts all of its other ongoing superhero projects before it considers this Michael B. Jordan movie.
Henry Cavill or Michael B. Jordan are great Supermen and honestly they can both coexist in the DCEU. As you may already know from the comics, there exists a multiverse where each universe has its own Superman. On another Earth, Calvin Ellis exists, he is Kryptonian and Superman (and President of The United States) but resembles a Black human. He is presumably from Vlathos Island, a place where traditionally dark-skinned Kryptonians lived. Thus, the Calvin Ellis version of the character could stand side by side with the traditional one. The two have teamed up before as well in the comics!
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