A month ago came rumors that actor Michael B. Jordan was up for the role of Superman.
The talk sprang from trade reports saying that despite Henry Cavill’s insistence he’s still in the role, Warners was undecided about any further “Man of Steel” films in the near future and had met with Jordan and filmmaker J.J. Abrams about the Superman character. The pair were also consulted “to help make the Man of Steel more relevant”.
This week, Jordan himself addressed the rumors for the first time with a thorough and thoughtful answer when asked about them by MTV News. He tells the outlet:
“I’ve been rumored to play Morpheus to Superman to Duck Tales reboot to Power Rangers and everything in between, so it’s like, I’m kinda used to the rumors I’m playing something. But anything that I do dive into has to be done the right way. It has to be full of authenticity. I’m a fan of comic books, you know? I understand, you know, the fans being upset at, ‘Oh no, why are they doing this and why are they changing that?’ I would feel the same way about certain things. So just know, if I ever were to dabble in anything, it would be authentic and something that I feel like people would really support.”
Jordan will soon be seen playing another famed character, CIA fixer John Clark in the upcoming film adaptation of Tom Clancy’s “Without Remorse” opening next year. He’ll also reprise his Erik Killmonger role for Marvel’s animated series “What If…?”.