Thu, Sep 13 10:29 AM |Entertainment

Michael B. Jordan Is In Talks To Play This Iconic Superhero But White & Black Twitter Aren't With It

Racist or Nah?

Henry Cavill, the actor known for playing the most recent iteration of the iconic role of Superman, is reportedly stepping away from the character. Um, we have no idea what is going on behind the scenes there, but sure.

And who will take his place? That’s the question on everyone’s lips. 

Warner Bros. may now be on the hunt for another star to rock the historic red cape, with sources claiming they are planning on going in a completely unexpected direction by considering Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan.

Yup. Deadline says that the production company is considering the possibility of making history with the first-ever Black Superman "down the road."

Oh. Because WB is not planning on releasing another Superman film for several years, at the very least. They are, instead, focusing primarily on the forthcoming Supergirl movie that is currently in development.

However, this tentative timeline hasn’t stopped people from chiming in on the possibility of Michael stepping into the role of Superman.

Are people onboard? Eh. 

Of course, you had your usual racists but there were black people who didn’t want Michael B. playing the Man of Steel either. 

Back in March, there were mutters that Michael would somehow be returning to the Blank Panther universe, despite the fact that his character was already killed off.

"Ryan Coogler is currently mapping out Black Panther's sequel and has written in a number of new characters that movie-goers will be introduced to when it premieres," an insider had claimed. "One of those characters, if he gets his wish, will be played by Childish Gambino."

"They're still yet to decide if Michael B. Jordan will return in some capacity but if he doesn't, it's likely Gambino may play some kind of villain," they then added.


Picking up more film credits would certainly boost Michael’s gossip visibility though and it seems like he might not be in love with that idea?

"It makes me hesitant about whoever I'm seen with. I'm finally starting to get to a place now where I don't care, but it bothered me for a minute. It made me more conscious of things I say and how I move, and what could happen if I leave a club or a restaurant or the movies," he previously said of some rumors about his dating preferences. "If I leave anywhere, any known place with anybody, there's going to be speculation."

Okay, okay. So, what do you think? Would Michael be the best option for such a switch-up? Or should the potential casting list include others?

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