Following today’s news that Henry Cavill is reportedly done with the role of Superman, Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has considered casting Michael B. Jordan in the role for future installments down the road.
Sources have reported that future Superman movies are several years out, but that Warner Bros. has been looking at different angles to take with future films, as they are aware the current DC universe has not seen the level of success with fans as they would like.
Jordan is known in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for his role in Black Panther as the antagonist, Erik Killmonger. If he would be cast as Superman in the future, Jordan would be the first black actor cast in that role.
As a future Superman solo movie is still years away, Warner Bros. has reportedly said they are focusing on a Supergirl origin movie as the studio’s top priority right now.
It was reported earlier that Warner Bros. was the one who parted ways from Cavill, making him the second main actor leaving the DC universe, as Ben Affleck is also reportedly finishing his role of Batman after Suicide Squad 2.
Following the box office disappointment from Justice League, Warner Bros. had decided to take on heavy restructuring with the DC Extended Universe.
SOURCE: IGN – Jessie Wade