Fans are still reeling from Henry Cavill's shocking departure from the DC Universe but for the longest time, his true status in the franchise has been plagued with uncertainty. A few years back, the entire fandom was shaken to its very core when it was announced that a new Superman project produced by J.J. Abrams was in the works but instead of Clark Kent in the lead, the Star Wars director is working on a film centered on a Black Man of Steel.
As it stands, it remains unclear whether or not the project, which was once speculated to be a full-blown Superman reboot is still happening but should a Black Superman make his way to the DCU, it looks like the DC Studios higher-ups won't have a hard time casting the perfect actor to play an alternate version of the iconic superhero.
On Instagram, artist Subi Özil shared his magnificent artwork depicting sequel trilogy actor John Boyega as Val-Zod, who is Earth-2's second official Superman. There have been persistent rumors about the character making his way to the live-action universe while others speculate that Calvin Ellis will actually serve as the DCU's "new" Superman.
What do you think? Would you be down to see a different interpretation of the mighty Kryptonian in James Gunn and Peter Safran's DC Universe? Check out the impressive artwork here:
Gunn previously revealed that he's writing the script for Kal-El's next DCU adventure which focuses on his early days at the Daily Planet. While the possibility of another Superman existing in the DCU isn't out of the question, it's safe to assume that DC Studios' priority will be Clark Kent.
Meanwhile, in other DCU news, the franchise's next film Shazam! Fury of the Gods is scheduled for release on March 17, 2023.