As it stands, the DC Extended Universe is a bit of a mess; riddled by deviations from archetypal DC Comic character images. So, an African-American superman? Can’t see why not… Shit, maybe they’ll be looking for an ectomorphic ginger white guy some time soon. I better start finding me a stunt-double.
It’s been more than a year since Henry Cavill announced he would no longer pull the red and blue spandex over his inflated jaw-line. Though Warner Bros. look to have temporarily put to rest some of their OG plot lines, it seems inevitable that The Man of Steel will make a return to the big-screen eventually. Who better to fill his magic shoes than the already-seemingly-infallible Creed and Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan?
In an effort to help make Superman more appealing to us modern day masses, Warner Bros. “has been polling lots of high-profile talent”. There’ve reportedly been discussions with Michael B. Jordan and J.J. Abrams but it seems unlikely that Jordan will commit to the role as he’s already got a full-card of upcoming projects.
It’s a pivotal period for DC Comics and parent company Warner Bros… After a slew of commercial failures in the form of the mind-numbing Justice League and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, they seem to have recently regained their footing with the release of Aquaman, Joker and others. They’re likely eager to build on this success; black-Superman may or may not be their golden ticket.
But, there’s plenty more time to postulate. With no script and no director, insiders say that a new Superman film is unlikely to hit screens before 2023.