Actor Michael B. Jordan is developing his own black Superman project for HBO Max, it has been revealed.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Collider reports that Jordan and his production company Outlier Society are working on a project that centers on the Val-Zod incarnation of the character, with the actor potentially slated to star.
This is a separate project from the one being developed by J.J. Abrams and his company Bad Robot, who are also producing a black Superman movie for Warner Bros., expected to be based on the Kal-El/Clark Kent version of the character.
Jordan's version is expected to follow the black character Calvin Ellis/Val Zod from the comics, rather than Clark Kent/Kal-El who is white.
Ready to soar: Actor Michael B. Jordan is developing his own black Superman project for HBO Max, it has been revealed
Jordan, 34, was previously linked to the Abrams project, but appeared to deny his involvement saying in late April: 'I'm flattered that people have me in that conversation. It's definitely a compliment, but I'm just watching on this one.'
Ta-Nehisi Coates, the acclaimed novelist who expanded the world of Wakanda for Marvel comics, is writing the script for the Abrams version and is expected to turn it in to Warner Bros bosses in December.
Collider cites a recent editorial by Jamie Broadnax for Black Girl Nerds that gives some context as to why Jordan has opted to produce his own version.
Coming soon? Jordan and his production company Outlier Society are working on a project that centers on the Val-Zod