A source says that Michael B Jordan’s production company, Outlier Society, recently hired a writer who is said to be currently working on the script of a movie for a Black Superman character, it is unclear who the writer is. A person close to the project has confirmed that it will be a limited series rather than a full-fledged movie.
The project will not be re-imagining Clark Kent’s character and is said to be based on the Val-Zod version of the character, who belongs to the Earth 2 universe where he is one of the last surviving Kryptonians. Considering Michael B Jordan’s amazing physique, there is no doubt that he would be the right person to cast for Val-Zod’s character. Val-Zod was orphaned right from the start of his childhood, just like the original Superman, although Val-Zod’s planet didn’t blow up. The Kryptonian orphan was created in 2014 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, and Robson Rocha.
Here’s what Val-Zod, the Black Superman, and the second to assume the mantle of Superman, looks like-
Michael B Jordan isn’t confirmed to be acting in the project yet and is currently just a producer. But if he does play Val-Zod, it would make Jordan one of the few actors to play three major comic book characters in live-action- the first being Johnny Storm/Human Torch in Fantastic 4 and Killmonger in the popular Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther movie.
The Black Superman project isn’t the only project Michael B Jordan is working on. As of now, Michael is focused on prepping his directorial debut for his new movie, Creed III- the third installment in the Creed series, which is a spinoff for the Rocky franchise and is set to release on 23 November 2022.
Michael is also working on another superhero movie called Static Shock. The movie is based on the comic and 2000’s animated TV series which popularized the character Virgil Hawkins, also known as Static, the protagonist of the Static comic series.