Michael B. Jordan is the producer of a new limited-edition series for HBO Max, featuring black Superman. As noted by Collider , Michael can also play the main role.
However, do not rush to facepalm at the sight of the phrase “black Superman”, because the character will not be based on Clark Kent. This story revolves around Val-Zod and his version of the hero – he will be Earth-2’s second Superman during the New 52 era. His parents were executed by a Kryptonian court, after which the character barely manages to leave the planet before it is destroyed. He finds himself on Earth-2 – an alternate version of the first Earth. The character spends his childhood in isolation and suffers from agoraphobia, but superheroes find him, and the Red Tornado teaches him how to use his powers.
It is not clear if Jordan will adapt one of the existing Black Superman stories, or present something original. Michael himself has not yet decided whether he will play the role or not.
The project is reported to be at a very early stage of development. Collider notes that it was initially unclear whether the project would become a film or a TV series, but has now decided that a second option with a limited number of episodes will be better.
Black Superman is a separate project unrelated to a new film from Warner Bros., where a black actor may also appear as a superhero. It is not clear what material this story will be based on.