Michael B. Jordan has already played the role of a superhero and a superwillain in his career Fantastic Four And black Panther. But the actor remains a popular choice for fan casting in other major comic book movie roles. A rumor that has been circulating for a long time is that Jordan will become the first black actor to play the role of Man of Steel in JJ Abrams. Superman reboot. In an interview for Jake’s tech, Jordan admitted that he is aware of the rumors, but does not reveal anything about any possible details of such an arrangement.
“You hear the whispers and rumors and stuff and that’s just a compliment. You know, I appreciate people who think that way about me for these roles. I really have a lot to give up on that. There is nothing else. It’s just flatter than I am and I appreciate it. But, you know, whoever they get or if they go that way, I think it’s an interesting look. Will talk. “
Rumors about a Black Superman have now gathered strength that it has been confirmed JJ Abrams The prolific writer is looking to reboot Superman for Warner Bros. with Ta-Nehasi coat, who often writes on African-American issues, penning the script.
If the new film was going to make a Black Superman debut, it likely wouldn’t be a run-of-the-mill version of Clark Kent. In DC Comics, Calvin Ellis, Superman of Earth-23, is based on Barack Obama and is the president of America besides being the greatest champion of the Earth. In a previous interview with Oprah Winfrey, Jordan had confirmed that she was aware of Ellis, and would be interested in playing him.
“It’s tough. I hate being a businessman and understanding both sides of the situation. There’s a huge upside to it, but being under that microscope, different than so many different versions of Superman Being chosen … I won’t do that. Something fundamental. I’ll be Calvin Ellis. “
Truth is this, Michael B. Jordan The superhero is burned before getting into casting. When it was announced that he would play a race-swapped version of the Human Torch in Josh Trank Fantastic FourThere were fantasies of a small but very vocal section who so angrily condemned the decision that Trank revealed that he slept with a gun next to his bed for safety.
It makes sense for Jordan to be concerned about a similar potential pushback with Superman. For now, the actor is producing the upcoming static ShockThe film for DCEU and confirmed that he had meetings with Warner about a film about Man of Steel.
It will be seen in Jordan after this WithoutremorseThe adaptation of a Tom Clancy novel of the same name, where he will play the lead role of John Clarke, a Syrian war veteran who is recruited for a CIA mission in Russia after fighting the operatives in DC.
Directed by Stefano Solima from the screenplay written by Taylor Sheridan and Will Staples, without regrets Michael B. Jordan, Jodi Turner-Smith, Jamie Bell, Lauren London, Brett Gelman and Guy Pearce. The film will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on April 30.