Following the news that Henry Cavill is likely done as Superman, a new report has emerged with a potential replacement for the role – and it’s probably not someone you’d initially think of in Michael B. Jordan. The actor has been in two Marvel films to date, playing Johnny Storm in 2015’s Fantastic Four, and playing Killmonger in this year’s Black Panther.
*Update* A new tweet from Cavill’s manager says that the actor is not leaving Superman – WB has released a statement:
“While no decisions have been made regarding any upcoming Superman films, we’ve always had great respect for and a great relationship with Henry Cavill, and that remains unchanged.”
The rest of this report has been left unchanged.
The new report comes from Deadline, who writes:
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.
It’s an interesting casting choice, but Jordan has shown that he’s capable of pulling of a role, so we’re sure this one will be no different. Here’s some of the reaction to the casting rumor:
Michael B Jordan would be a solid wally west, firestorm, and green lantern. Superman though? Nah.
You really wanna talk about perfect casting? Make him Red Hood. pic.twitter.com/nn2wcHBxuj
— The Villain. (@DennyVonDoom) September 12, 2018
Fuck MICHAEL B. JORDAN.
He already ruined Fantastic Four by wanting to play a white guy role as the Human Torch.
Before someone accuse me of being racist, I’m not. I just hate this changes to only please the SJW.
Don’t fuck change the race of already established heroes.
— Jean Grey (@4everbuffy) September 12, 2018
Michael B Jordan wasn’t even good as Killmonger, how the hell he gonna be Superman???
— Chizome Akaguro (@ImNotTron) September 12, 2018
That can actually work.
— Fabi of Krypton (@SJWSuperman) September 12, 2018
Possible Superman replacements:
Michael B Jordan
Henry Cavill but the one from MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
— Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) September 12, 2018
Speaking of Michael B. Jordan. I watched Fahrenheit 451 on my flight week before last. It was awful and Jordan really can’t act. Lol
— The Mad Queen (@AshVille34) September 12, 2018
Michael B Jordan as the first black Superman that’s highly unlikely. At least Warner Bros are considering it. pic.twitter.com/IIIKYTYgmU
— Siviwe (@SMatsamko) September 12, 2018
As this story develops, we’ll be sure to keep you posted, as it looks like we’ll have plenty of DC Comics news in the near future.
What do you think of this potential casting choice? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!