Michael B Jordan is reportedly being considered to replace Henry Cavill as Superman
We’d basically watch anything that Michael B Jordan is in, to be honest
On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter broke the story that Henry Cavill will no longer be playing Superman in any future DC movies.
The news kind of came out of nowhere, but at the same time it was not completely unexpected. Cavill’s performances as the Man of Tomorrow have generally been well received, but the films themselves – Man of Steel, Batman Vs Superman and Justice League – have all been incredibly divisive, and alienated a lot of superhero fans.
Warner Bros plans for the DC movie universe going forward seems to have undergone a lot of rethinking, so some recasting is not completely out of the blue. The success of Wonder Woman appears to have made them reconsider the ultra-dark approach pioneered by Man of Steel director Zack Snyder, with the upcoming Shazam looking a lot more like a family comedy than Batman Vs Superman.
Reports suggest that Warner Bros are now focusing on a Supergirl movie, starring a teenage version of the character, and Cavill’s Superman wouldn’t fit into those plans.
A report on Deadline says they have looked at going in a completely different direction for Superman - with Creed star Michael B Jordan having reportedly being considered to take the role.
Michael B Jordan is, of course, one of the coolest and most exciting young actors working today. First grabbing attention as Wallace in the first season of The Wire, he has been an incredible screen presence in movies like Chronicle and Fruitvale Station. He is, of course, no stranger to appearing in comic book movies, playing the Human Torch in 2015’s actually-not-that-bad Fantastic Four, and he stole the show as Killmonger in Black Panther.
It is important to note that Deadline points out that this is just potential option being considered for future directions the franchise could go in (“somewhere down the road” as they put it). Nothing is in development yet, so don’t expect it to happen anytime soon.
Still, consider us on-board with the idea.