If you are a Superman fan, today is a good day. If you are a fan of alternate, but still awesome, versions of the Man of Steel, today is a great day! Superman is the world’s first true superhero, with over 80 years of comic book history and several appearances on both the big and small screen. Over the eight plus decades of the character, we have seen him evolve and change into different forms. We have also seen multiversal versions of the characters, many of them being POC characters. Currently, J.J. Abrams is rumored to be working on a black Clark Kent story for WB. Now, it looks like another POC version of Supes will be making its way to HBO Max.
Collider is reporting that Michael B. Jordan, the actor long rumored to take over the Superman role for WB, is producing a Val-Zod from Earth-2 version of Superman for the streaming service. Supposedly a script is already in the works from an unknown writer and Jordan is currently only set as producer as the film or series will come from his production company, Outlier Society. So far with this story, there is nothing that states that the actor/producer will take up the lead role. However, with all the talks with WB that Jordan had about playing a black Superman over the last couple of years, it would make sense that the talented thespian would take up this role.
This story is just developing, so the details are scarce. It is unclear if the project has actually been greenlit or not by WB for the HBO Max streaming service. But with this news getting out now and excitement is certainly on the way, it would be surprising to say the least if it didn’t come to fruition.
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