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 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
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
Like DC Universe thinking all black people gonna come and support the movie if there’s a black Superman played by Michael B. Jordan. That ain’t it chief
— Butch Jones Burner Account (@SikuLaFlame) September 13, 2018
He died as a villain in Black Panther how can he wake up as Superman though? Nah he cant
— Art Vandalay (@BuggattiKutta) September 13, 2018
Im not tryna see a black Superman at all tbh. Im a fan of having shit stick to a source material right down to looks. If Superman was created racially ambiguous from the jump then cool…but hes wasnt…so why???
— papicodone (@DaddyTallTees) September 13, 2018
I’m all for diversity but a black Superman and a black James Bond is just bullying … we either amplify existing black characters or create new ones … please please please
— BeingHumanAintEnough (@realdanielemeka) September 13, 2018
Superman being a 6’4″ White corn fed Middle American small town farmboy that looks like an All-American White guy that almost everyone would trust & believe just off appearances alone is a BIG part of what makes Superman Superman. “American Way” was about if a Black man was him.
— Dart_Adams (@Dart_Adams) September 13, 2018
“Let’s not front… if they made Black Panther white, y’all would flip out…lol”
funny thing about this would actually cause you to write a whole new character, making Superman into a black dude, wouldn’t. Superman is an alien, he can be any color and his story still the same
— Shaka Zulu Chocolate Shake (@Black_Ted_Mosby) September 13, 2018