Henry Cavill lays down Superman's cape as DC shifts focus to Supergirl movie
Michael B Jordan, best known for his roles in 'Black Panther' and 'Creed' may soon wear the iconic blue suit replacing Henry Cavill
If you’re a DC fan, you should probably start mourning the departure of Henry Cavill from the DC Cinematic Universe. Cavill, who played the Man of Steel three times for the franchise, walked away from negotiations with Warner Bros dissatisfied, and it looks like he will not be back for the superhero's cameos. Fear not though because a hero as mighty as Cavill – Michael B Jordan – is reportedly one of the top actors WB is considering to rock the iconic red underwear and cape on screen.
According to Deadline, WB is heading in a completely different direction, with the focus shifting to Supergirl, and of course, the solo flicks of Aquaman, Wonder Woman and The Flash. Somewhere down the line, Jordan may replace Superman, but the Supergirl movie is the absolute priority right now.
Cavill donned the blue suit for 2013's 'Man of Steel', 2016's 'Batman v. Superman' and last year's Justice League. WB was trying to get the British actor do a Superman cameo in 'Shazam!' starring Zachary Levi. However, scheduling conflicts resulted in talks breaking down.
Jordan is best remembered by superhero fans as the villainous Killmonger to Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther. He proved his prowess as an action star in his last few roles in ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Creed.’ And surely, if he can make us hate Killmonger, he can definitely make us love him as the beacon of hope, Superman.
Y'know who's underrated? Erik Killmonger. Erik Killmonger is underrated. pic.twitter.com/JtEL88yLKO— ♥🌹ᏞϴᏦᏆᏀᎪᎽ🌹♥ (@TheLuciless) September 4, 2018
However, it seems like DC will not be bringing out a solo Superman film in the near future. Whenever it does happen, it would a nice change to see an actor of color playing Superman, even as Marvel continues to churn out more Spider-Man trilogies with straight, white Peter Parkers.
With a Supergirl movie in the making, hiring queer actor Ezra Miller as The Flash and the already existing 'Wonder Woman' films, DC is clearly eons ahead of Marvel, despite 'Black Panther' and the upcoming 'Captain Marvel' solo flick.
Hiring Jordan would help the superhero universes take a step in the right direction. Warner Bros/DC has ‘Aquaman’, which releases on December 21, before 2019's releases, which include ‘Shazam!’ on April 5, ‘The Joker’ on October 4, and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ on November 1.