Fans of the Man of Steel, I bring you hope with the news that Michael B. Jordan is developing a new Black Superman series for HBO Max.
As first reported by Collider, Jordan and his production company Outlier Society, are developing the series that will feature the Val-Zod incarnation of the Man of Steel.
The new series has reportedly found a writer, and it has also been confirmed that the project is moving forward as a series, rather than a movie, with Jordan set to produce the series.
Michael B. Jordan’s Val-Zod series unrelated to JJ Abrams’s new Superman movie
While he will produce the series, so far there has been no confirmation that Jordan will be the one to suit up for the role of Val-Zod.
However, as was reported earlier this year, JJ Abrams’s production company Bad Robot is currently at work on a Warner Bros/DC feature film that will focus on Clark Kent/Kal-El iteration of the character, which has author Ta-Nehisi Coates penning the script.
With two similar projects concerning both featuring a Black iteration of the character, Jordan has however dismissed rumours that he’s set to star in the Abrams project:
I’m flattered that people have me in that conversation. It’s definitely a compliment, but I’m just watching on this one.
However, has been some criticism amongst some as to why the Abrams project would feature a black version of Clark/Kal-El, as it would erased the Black characters that have taken up the Superman mantle in the comics, such as Val-Zod or Calvin Ellis.
With both projects though in the very early stages of development, much can change before either of these projects begin filming to take flight, Man of Steel style.
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