SUPERMAN IS DEAD-FOR NOW
ONE SUPERMAN LEAVES AS ANOTHER IS BEING CAST
It’s no secret the DC Cinematic Universe is in shambles. Despite a strong showing from Man of Steel and relative success from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League (the later two films being rather underwhelming), the only real success Warner Bros. has found has come in the form of Wonder Woman. Due to this, it only makes sense that the studio would change their focus and try a new tactic. One of those tactics is to recast some major players in the universe.
With Cavill splitting from the DC Universe, a new Superman will need to be found, and that could just be Michael B. Jordan. While no major announcements have been made, the selection of Jordan would imply major shake-ups in the plans for the DC Universe.
Should he be selected, Jordan would play Calvin Ellis, the Kal-El from Earth 23. Obviously this Superman is from a different universe within the multiverse that exists in DC comics, but Calvin Ellis is actually a recent and refreshing addition.
Calvin Ellis’ Superman is actually the President of the United States who uses Braniac as his supercomputer. Ellis also happens to be African-American. In fact, Ellis was directly based on former President Barrack Obama.
Writer Grant Morrison (Action Comics #9) has confirmed that Calvin Ellis is directly based off of Barrack Obama.
Now it’s obviously too early to confirm anything, as Deadline has reported:
“The word has been out that Warner Bros. has been mulling a completely different direction with its Superman canon for some time, even considering casting Michael B. Jordan in the role down the road. But at the present moment a ‘Supergirl’movie is the studio’s priority.”
Calvin Ellis is a surprisingly recent addition to the Black superhero movement. Would Michael B. Jordan make a great Superman?