DC Films is looking to give Superman a fresh coat.
Since 1978, the iconic cape of Superman has been donned by three actors: Christopher Reeve in “Superman” (1987), Brandon Routh in “Superman Returns” (2006) and Henry Cavill in “Man of Steel” (2013).
Now it seems Michael B. Jordan might be the next actor to play the beloved superhero. DC Films is in talks with Jordan about taking up the mantle, according to a report from Variety.
The actor, who is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Killmonger (“Black Panther”) pitched a project to DC Films and Warner Bros. earlier this year. The project is still in the very early stages and likely would not premiere until 2023.
That is far from the only exciting development in the world of DC Comics-based movies. Thus far, the critical and fan reception of DC movies has been mixed. The properties have again hit their stride, thanks to the success of “Joker” and hype for “The Batman” starring Robert Pattinson.
DC Films has also been in touch with James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) to direct a new Green Lantern movie. Gunn recently got into bed with Warner Bros. after agreeing to direct “The Suicide Squad” sequel following his temporary departure from “GOTG 3”.
Gunn and DC Films discussed “Superman” as well as a “Green Lantern Corps” movie.