Warner Bros. Pictures is reportedly in early negotiations with “Spider-Man: Homecoming” director Jon Watts to helm the long in development “Methuselah” which is being revived as a star vehicle for “Creed” and “Black Panther” actor Michael B. Jordan.
Jordan, whose Outlier Society label also produces, plays a man who has managed to stay alive for over four centuries without showing the physical signs of age. In that time he has accumulated vast intellectual knowledge, from multiple languages to the sciences, as well as survival skills.
The plan is for a potential franchise with a rich “Highlander”-esque mythology. David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford will produce.
Tony Gilroy penned the most recent draft of the script, but the plan is fora new writer to come in and rewrite the film. Watts also helmed the upcoming “Spider-Man: Far From Home” launching in July.