Confirmed: Michael B. Jordan in Talks to be the New Superman

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Still a better choice than Nicolas Cage.

About a year ago, we heard whispers here and there that Warner Bros. is considering Michael B. Jordan as the new Superman. These rumors have been confirmed as the actor was indeed meeting and discussing the role with the studio.

Apparently, Warner Bros. doesn’t quite know in which direction they want to go with the Man of Steel and are looking for ways to make the character more relevant to modern audiences. Talks have been reported with many high-profile talents. And J.J. Abrams…

“There was a meeting with Michael B. Jordan earlier this year with the “Creed” star pitching Warners on a vision for the character. However, Jordan isn’t ready to commit to taking on the project since filming doesn’t seem likely to happen for several years and he has a full dance card of projects. Insiders think that a new Superman film is unlikely to hit screens before 2023, given that there’s no script and no director attached,” Variety reports

So don’t go imagining Jordan in red underwear just yet. Also, remember that Henry Cavill would still love to play Superman, and he said that he hasn’t given up on the role.

“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 said.

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