News broke today that Henry Cavill is leaving his role as Superman.
While it all came as a shock to everyone, fans are also hoping that one of our favorite DC superheroes will have a new actor.
Deadline reported that Warner Bros. “has been mulling a completely different direction with its Superman canon for some time…” Could it be that we might actually get a black Superman in the coming movies?
Will Michael B. Jordan be the next Superman?
Jordan already proved how amazing and hero-fit he is in Black Panther as villain Erik Killmonger. But we won’t make you hope too much, because Warner Bros. said that they will be focusing more on “SuperGirl,” so a new Superman movie won’t be in the works any time soon.
Cavill was supposedly set to have a cameo on DC’s film Shazam! however, due to schedule conflicts of the actor, DC was forced to drop his role and focus on his lead role in The Witcher as Geralt of Rivia. Nonetheless, the production team is still on good terms with the actor according to the WB spokesperson.
“We have a great relationship and great respect for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged. Additionally, we have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films” stated by WB spokesperson.
The Twitterverse’s take on Michael B. Jordan as the new Superman
Meanwhile, the ever updated Twitter world expressed their mixed emotions on the news that Jordan might replace Calvin as the new Superman. Some find it interesting and funny while some disagree and find it unlikely.
If y'all let Michael B Jordan play Superman Ima be out there protesting right next to the white people
— Vonny Lovely (@JetSetVon) September 12, 2018
White people when they find out Superman may be played by Michael B Jordan pic.twitter.com/lkJmRNYgAW
— Keke (@d_mushippi) September 12, 2018
Listen, I LOVE Michael B. Jordan, but Henry Cavill IS Superman pic.twitter.com/ICh5LYQBnj
— Jaclyn & Marcella (@cityofthefeels) September 12, 2018
Y’all not gone get on this app and say Michael B Jordan can’t act because you ain’t like Killmonger. Idc. He has killed other roles. Y’all trippin. He’s so fine, stop disrespecting him. pic.twitter.com/MWGuSooZd6
— LaDaja (@LaDaja_) September 13, 2018
Seeing people say they want Michael B. Jordan to play Superman pic.twitter.com/J1yV1yPUeq
— Naj (@NajYaHEAD) September 12, 2018
Y’all best not reboot Superman AGAIN and cast Michael B Jordan for it. Leave Henry Cavill alone! He’s perfect! pic.twitter.com/sIDzdLwLiI
— vanessabeezus (@vanessabeezus) September 13, 2018
Me forcing everyone to watch Superman starring Michael B. Jordan pic.twitter.com/t3GAdkhX5m
— vals twin sis✨ (@nakiamnger) September 12, 2018
— Wyatt Fossett (@WyattFossett) September 13, 2018
— 🇹🇴Ta'ahine Samoa🇼🇸🇦🇸 (@TeineSamoa53) September 12, 2018
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