When JJ Abrams and controversial and possibly racist writer, (just check out his 9-11 comments) Ta-Nehisi Coates said they were ditching Henry Cavill for a black Superman inspired by former US President Barack Obama, fans were pretty let down or writing this off as “race baiting” tactic for Warner Bros who has struggled to successfully bring their stable of superheroes to the big screen in a profitable way.
Creed actor Michael B.Jordan was at the top of the list to be the next Man of Steel but during a recent interview, Jordan shot down the idea.
Jordan acknowledges he is excited to see what Coates has in store for Superman, but suggested he will not be suiting up.
“It’s smart of DC to grab Ta-Nehisi to go ahead and adapt that project,” says Jordan. “He’s incredibly talented. It’s going to be worth checking out. I’m flattered that people have me in that conversation. It’s definitely a compliment, but I’m just watching on this one.”
Regardless of any Superman involvement, the actor is juggling a jam-packed slate through his Outlier Society banner. Coming down the pipeline for the actor is a Muhammad Ali project for Amazon, season two of Netflix’s Raising Dion, Warner Bros.’ Denzel Washington-directed A Journal for Jordan, and his directorial debut in Creed III, which will see him star once again as Adonis Creed and is due out Nov. 23, 2022.
The idea of a black Superman is spinning out of the upcoming Flash movie that will see the scarlet speedster travel through the DCEU multiverse allowing for many variations of characters we all know, hence a black Superman.
However, this just goes back to Warner Bros just simply continuing to not listen to the fans who have been begging for a Cavill led Man of Steel sequel since 2013 (and no Batman v Superman doesn’t count as a sequel). Instead the studio has hired a guy who ruined the Star Wars cinematic franchise and a guy to write a black Superman film who think freedom fighters attacked the World Trade Center on 9-11 and the victims got what they deserved in his book Between The World and Me. Wow, and Warner Bros wonders why their DC Films can’t catch up to Marvel Studios…