Black Panther and Creed star Michael B. Jordan is unsure if he will ever play Superman in a DC film, but he is quite flattered by fans constantly bringing up his name.
Rumors of a black Superman film started after it was announced that Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing a Superman reboot with J.J. Abrams producing under his Bad Robot label. While plot details aren’t clear, the Hollywood Reporter said that the aim is for a black Superman to be introduced. That’s something that Jordan tried to pitch back in 2019, but not much progress was made.
“You hear the whispers and the rumors and stuff like that, it’s just a compliment. I appreciate people that think about me in that type of way for these roles,” Jordan said to Jake’s Takes. “I don’t really have anything more to kind of give on that, other than it’s just flattering and I appreciate it. Whoever they get and if it goes that way, I think it’ll be an interesting thing to see.”
“To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC Films and Bad Robot is an honor,” said Coates about the upcoming film. “I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most iconic mythic hero.”
While J.J. Abrams said that, “There is a new, powerful and moving Superman story yet to be told. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with the brilliant Mr. Coates to help bring that story to the big screen, and we’re beyond thankful to the team at Warner Bros. for the opportunity.”
Check out Jordan’s full interview with Jake’s Takes below: