Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan was said to be considered to replace Henry Cavill in the upcoming Superman movie following the reports of the Justice League actor no longer playing the role for Warner Bros. There hasn’t been much progress since then, but a new report details Jordan meeting with the studio regarding the role.
In a new report from Variety, it was revealed that Jordan pitched the “vision for the character” to Warner Bros. earlier this year. However, the actor “isn’t ready to commit” to actually take on the project yet. The reason being, Jordan has multiple projects lined up and that filming for the Superman movie isn’t likely to happen “for several years.”
As of now, there is no script nor a director attached to the project yet. “Insiders think that a new Superman film is unlikely to hit screens before 2023,” Variety added.
Earlier this year, Jordan sat down with Oprah Winfrey and talked about the rumors regarding the Superman role. In this particular interview, the actor revealed that he was “flattered” to be picked but admitted that he would rather do “something original.”
On the other hand, Cavill actually told Men’s Health in a recent interview that he has not “given up” on the Superman role yet because he claims he still has “a lot” to give.
Based on the reports, a new Superman movie isn’t likely to come out in the near future. In the meantime, DC fans can look out for upcoming films including Wonder Woman 1984 set for release on June 4, 2020, and Birds of Prey to hit theaters on February 7, 2020.
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