It’s truly been a long time since the Man of Steel has gotten his time in the spotlight. Sure, you could argue that Superman was a big player in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and that’s true, but the last time he was featured dominantly in the entertainment world was with both Batman v Superman and Man of Steel.
But fans don’t need to worry – Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan and his company Outlier Society are reportedly developing a series for HBO Max that will focus on Val-Zod, a Black Kryptonian that holds the mantle of Superman.
According to this report from Collider, Outlier Society has already enlisted a screenwriter to pen the upcoming series, while Jordan is going to produce and even potentially star in the lead role, although the latter is not yet confirmed.
Val-Zod was the second character to take up the mantle of Superman in DC’s New 52 era. After his parents were executed by the Kryptonian court, Val was sent to Earth 2, an alternate universe version of DC’s Prime-Earth.
Jordan and Outlier Society’s limited series is not the same as the Superman film reboot in the works from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and producer J.J. Abrams.
It’s also worth mentioning that Warner Bros. allegedly considered Jordan for the role of Superman years ago, but the role was never given to him.
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