As expected, Michael B. Jordan is even interested in participating in a project involving Superman.
According to Collider, the ‘Creed’ and ‘Black Panther’ star is developing a production of The Man of Steel for HBO Max through his production company, Outlier Society.
It has been said that an as yet unofficial screenwriter has already been hired to write the project, which is expected to be a TV series centered on Val-Zod, one of DC Comics’ black Supermans.
For those who have never heard of him, the character is Superman from Earth 2 and one of the last Kryptonians. The second in the race to assume the title, Val-Zod was orphaned after his parents were executed by the High Court of Krypton, though he was found on Earth 2 by Terry Sloan, who offered shelter to the young alien to “protect” him from the outside world.
The other black Superman is Calvin Ellis, the Superman from Earth 23, where he is the President of the United States.
Apparently, Jordan’s production is unrelated to the upcoming film produced by JJ Abrams, which is currently being written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, comic book writer for “Black Panther” and “Captain America” for Marvel.
Sources close to Black Girl Nerds have also indicated that Jordan is not interested in the Abrams Project as it will be a different story starring Clark Kent / Kal-El.
At this time, there is no information on whether Jordan will play Val-Zod or whether another actor will be cast for the lead role in the series.
Additionally, there is still no information on potential directors, actors, or early predictions.
With the project only in its early stages, updates are expected to be released in the coming months.
In an EXCLUSIVE interview with CinePOP, Jordan previously commented on the possibility of experiencing the first black Superman in theaters.
The actor’s name began to be linked to that of the hero after his meeting with Warner Bros., but negotiations apparently did not move forward.
He revealed that there are other franchises and characters he can play – and appears to have sent the studio a message.
“I don’t know what’s really going on with [o Superman Negro] in particular. But our desire and everyone’s will is to see black characters in heroic roles. Representation is important… There are so many opportunities with different franchises, different characters that never saw the light of day. And there are some who should be where they are. So let’s see how things go. “he stated.
In an interview with presenter Oprah Winfrey in 2019, Jordan revealed which version of Man of Steel would like to live in theaters.
He said he’d rather bring Calvin Ellis (Earth-23 Superman) to life than play Clark Kent:
“It’s complicated. I hate to be an entrepreneur and understand both sides of it. There is a huge advantage to that, but being under that microscope and being compared to so many different versions of Superman… I would like to do something. original thing. I’d be Calvin Ellis. There’s another Superman from Earth-23. a version […] in another dimension which is black in the comic strip… It exists.
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