Michael B Jordan addresses Superman rumours: ‘I’m just watching on this one’

‘I’m flattered that people have me in that conversation. It’s definitely a compliment, but I’m just watching on this one’

Rachel Brodsky
Los Angeles
Wednesday 28 April 2021 19:17
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Michael B Jordan has opened up about the possibility of him portraying Superman in JJ Abrams’ forthcoming superhero reboot.

“It’s going to be worth checking out,” he told The Hollywood Reporter of the new Superman venture, the script for which is currently being written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, in conjunction with Abrams and Warner Bros.

“It’s smart of DC to grab Ta-Nehisi to go ahead and adapt that project,” Jordan also said, adding, “I’m flattered that people have me in that conversation. It’s definitely a compliment, but I’m just watching on this one.”

In a separate interview, Jordan recently told YouTube channel Jake’s Takes that the “whispers and the rumours” were “a compliment”.

Appearing to neither confirm nor deny, the actor continued: “I appreciate people that think about me in that type of way for these roles. I don't really have anything more to kind of give on that, other than it's just flattering and I appreciate it.”

Touching on whether or not a Black actor will portray the DC superhero, Jordan added: “Whoever they get, or if it goes that way, I think it'll be an interesting thing to see.”

Speaking about his “new, powerful and moving Superman story”, Abrams has said: “We couldn't be more thrilled to be working with the brilliant Mr Coates to help bring that story to the big screen.

“We're beyond thankful to the team at Warner Bros for the opportunity.”

In 2020, Jordan, who portrayed the villain Erik Killmonger in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, was crowned People’s Sexiest Man Alive.

Earlier last year, Jordan also found himself on Time Magazine’s list of100 Most Influential People of 2020.

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