Could Michael B. Jordan Be The Next ‘Superman’?
Michael B. Jordan
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Acclaimed actor and producer Michael B. Jordan won over a slew of fans for his portrayal of Erik Killmonger in Marvel Studio’s blockbuster hit, Black Panther. But could Jordan leave the famous comic book house for its rival, DC?
After rumors began to swirl that Warner Bros. and Henry Cavill, who plays Superman in its most recent films, will be parting ways, sources close to the studio suggested they could be eyeing Jordan to take over the role.
Deadline reports: “The word has been out that Warner Bros. has been mulling a completely different direction with its Superman canon for some time, even considering casting Michael B. Jordan in the role down the road.”
Cavill’s agent, Dany Garcia, shut down the rumor, telling fans “the cape is still in [Cavill’s] closet,” and a spokesperson from Warner Bros. also told Deadline the film house hasn’t made any decisions about future Superman films.
“We have a great relationship and great respect for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged,” the Warner Bros. rep said. “Additionally we have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films”
Still, that didn’t stop fans from salivating over the prospect of seeing Jordan–who played Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, in the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot–rocking Superman’s iconic cape.
Of course, some comic books fans had to rain on the parade, insisting that Jordan can’t be Superman because he’s Black.
While we aren’t sure if Jordan even wants to appear in yet another superhero flick, if it happens, we know he’s up to the task.