‘Black Panther’ star Michael B. Jordan being tapped to play Superman in a planned reboot

A new film could be on the way around the 2023 mark

Michael B. Jordan has been in talks with Warner Bros. about becoming the new Superman, reports suggest.

It comes after rumours emerged last year that Henry Cavill would be leaving the role.

According to Variety, Jordan has sat down with Warner Bros, director J.J. Abrams and his production company Bad Robot, with Warner reportedly looking to appeal to a more modern audience, and seeing the prospect of appointing a black Superman as positive for the diversity of the superhero universe.


The report states that a new Superman film isn’t likely to be released until around 2023, with no script or director currently in place, and Jordan is busy working on the upcoming Black Panther 2.

Henry Cavill Superman
Henry Cavill as Superman

Despite these reported advances, Henry Cavill doesn’t seem too keen on giving up the role. “The cape is in the closet. It’s still mine,” he told Men’s Health in a recent interview.

“I’ve not given up the role,” he continued. “There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into.

“I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”


Cavill last appeared as Superman in 2017’s Justice League. It was revealed today that the much-anticipated ‘Snyder Cut’ of the film won’t in fact be released.