Michael B. Jordan facing backlash for possibly being 1st Black Superman

via: A.R. Shaw

Michael B. Jordan captured audience members with his passionate portrayal of Killmonger in the hit superhero film, Black Panther. Jordan could possibly be casted as the creme de la creme of superheros in the next installment of the Super Man series.

According to reports by Hollywood Reporter, Henry Cavill, the actor who played Superman in three films, will no longer be casted as the Man of Steel.

Following the announcement of his exit, rumors began to swirl that Jordan would be a possible replacement. It would not be the first time that a person of a different race was casted opposite from the original comic book character.

In the Green Lantern comic book series, John Stewart was a Black marine who became Green Lantern of Earth during the 1980s. However, in the 2011 film adaptation, Ryan Reynolds, a White actor, starred as Green Lantern. In 2015, Jordan starred as Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four film.

Jordan has received some support, but has also faced backlash and hatred for possibly being the next Superman.

Here are responses below:

 

 

If Michael B Jordan really gets the role of Superman I will never watch another D.C. movie again. That’s insane. People are so concerned with making things “racially equal” that they r ruining shit. Superman is not black. End of story. Imagine a white dude playing Blade? Like no.

— Travis Turbe (@Turbe_travis) September 12, 2018

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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