The unprecedented triumph of Zack Snyder's Justice League apparently wasn't enough to convince Warner Bros. to continue working on Snyder's original plans for the franchise and if the DC Extended Universe already wasn't convoluted enough, the studio recently announced plans of rebooting the Superman franchise to be helmed by Star Wars director J.J. Abrams but there's a massive catch — the project, set in the current DCEU timeline won't star Henry Cavill.
As it turns out, the new Superman project will feature either Val Zod or Calvin Ellis as the new Man of Steel with actor Michael B. Jordan being heavily rumored as WB's top choice for the role. In case you didn't know, the Black Panther star has reportedly been under the studio's radar for a number of years now and they are adamant about casting him as the DCEU's Superman.
Now, with the rumor mill once again spinning after reports of the reboot surfaced, the Fantastic Four star is addressing the hearsay about his alleged involvement in the project. In an interview with Jake's Takes, Jordan said that while he appreciates the fact that fans see him as Superman-material, he is in no position to say anything about the matter.
Jordan, who is currently developing a live-action Static Shock project also set in the DC Extended Universe said: "I appreciate people that think about me in that type of way for these roles. I don't really have anything more to kind of give on that, other than it's just flattering and I appreciate it."
While I don't really mind the idea of Jordan playing Superman on the big screen, there's no need for Warner Bros. to reboot the franchise just to establish a black Man of Steel. They could easily introduce him to the DCEU without having to compromise Cavill's status. I strongly believe that Henry is still the perfect guy for the job and he deserves to be given a proper Superman run by the studio that cast him the role several years back in the first place.
Other details about the Superman reboot are still being kept under wraps.
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