With the departure of Henry Cavill of Superman, the Warner and the A.D began casting other actors for the role earlier this year. The studio had met with Michael B Jordan (‘Creed’, ‘Black Panther’) and the actor shared his vision for the superhero’s future.
However, apparently the negotiations cooled down and the actor is no longer interested in playing the Man of Steel.
Even so, an artist published an image on his Instagram profile imagining the star as Val-Zod.
For those who haven’t heard of it, the character is the Superman of Earth 2 and one of the last Kryptonians. The second of his race to assume the title, Val-Zod was orphaned after his parents were executed by Krypton’s high court, although he was found on Earth 2 by Terry Sloan, who offered the young alien shelter to ‘protect’ him. ‘ from the outside world.
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In a recent EXCLUSIVE interview with CinePOP, Jordan revealed that there are other franchises and characters he could play – and seems to have sent the studio a message.
Journalists in droves asking #MichaelBJordan if he will still be the first #Super man black, and his advisor blocking the answer.
Well, I got the answer, even if not very encouraging… pic.twitter.com/dKPMnuTXGx
— CinePOP (@cinepop) March 5, 2023
“I don’t know what’s really going on with [o Superman preto] in particular. But our desire and everyone’s desire is to see black characters in heroic roles. Representation is important… There are so many opportunities with different franchises, different characters that have never seen the light of day. And there are some who should be where they are. So let’s see how things go. “, he stated.
Remembering that the most recent film of Jordan It is ‘Creed III‘.
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‘Creed: Born to Fight‘ (2015) showed the journey of Adonis (B. Jordan), son of Apollo Creed, while being trained by Rocky (Sylvester Stallone). The sequel was released three years later, with Adonis facing off against an old enemy tied to his family’s past.
All films combined have grossed over $387 million at the worldwide box office and introduced the Rocky franchise to a new generation. The third film about Adonis Creed will feature the returns of Tessa Thompson It is Phylicia Rashadin addition to B. Jordan, who this time also drives the title.
However side, Stallone had already confirmed that he would not participate in the new sequel. The novelty is in charge of Jonathan Majors (‘Loki’), who will live the main antagonist of the plot.
“Well, it’s different because I actually turned it down. I don’t know if there was room for me. It takes you in a different direction. I wish them the best, keep throwing punches.”he spoke Sly.
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