SUPERMAN: Michael B. Jordan Comments On Rumors He's In Talks To Play The New Man Of Steel

SUPERMAN: Michael B. Jordan Comments On Rumors He's In Talks To Play The New Man Of Steel

We found out back in February that Warner Bros. is developing a new Superman movie with J.J. Abrams on board as producer, and rumors persist that Michael B. Jordan is in line to play the Man of Steel...

Earlier this year, news broke that Warner Bros. was in the process of developing a new Superman movie with J.J. Abrams on board as producer via his Bad Robot label, and acclaimed Black Panther comic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on board to pen the script.

It later emerged that Henry Cavill was not expected to reprise the role, and that the project is being set up as a "Black Superman story." It was also confirmed that Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan was indeed interested in developing his own take on Supes back in 2019, and it was still possible "that the studio could return to him to star down the line."

This led to the inevitable rumors that Jordan was actively in talks to play Superman, and the actor was asked if there was any truth to the reports during an interview with Jakes Takes.

"I appreciate people that think about me in that type of way for these roles. I don't really have anything more to kind of give on that, other than it's just flattering and I appreciate it."

So, far from confirmation, but it did sound like he was choosing his words carefully! Actors tend to be happy to shoot down rumors when there's zero truth to them, so it might be telling that Jordan didn't offer an outright denial here.

"Whoever they get, or if it goes that way, I think it'll be an interesting thing to see," Jordan added, addressing the possibility of a Black actor suiting-up as the Man of Steel.

What do you guys think? Would you like to see Jordan take over as the DCEU's Superman? Drop us a comment down below.

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