Today we heard that there is a new one Supermanfilm is in the works and Henry Cavill is in talks for the film. Maybe that doesn’t mean Cavill is playing the ‘Man of Steel’: rumors say the film’s lead role will go to Michael B.
Michael B. Jordan, known for ao Creed in Black Panther, I tried one before Supermanfilm to be presented in DC. In this film, he would not play the original superhero Kal-El / Clark Kent, but a Superman from another dimension: Calvin Ellis.
Will the audience be introduced to a Black Superman? That’s the intention and something the studio has been trying to find for months, if not a year or two, according to sources. https://t.co/X8RTtSJ7EK
– Kit Borys (@Borys_Kit) February 26, 2021
Calvin Ellis: Superman is my president!
Ellis was Superman in the comics and the President of the United States. This version of Superman was a nod to President Barack Obama, and in some comics he’s also waged entire wars on behalf of America (alone). Practical, such a head of state!
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Since people have been talking about it, Black Superman is nothing new. Calvin Ellis is the Superman of Earth-23a
Think of it like the coexistence of Miles Morales and Peter Parker pic.twitter.com/RU0ulegmUC
– j. | project manager (@theblckfemme) February 26, 2021
If the rumors are correct, that means DC (like Marvel) is taking a “ multi-verse ” type of approach, where different versions of superheroes live in different dimensions.
I remember there were rumors that Micheal B Jordan was taking on the role. With this announcement, that just might be the case. I’m depressed if it’s Calvin Ellis or even if they make Clark Kent black. MBJ would kill the role! The man exudes charisma and good vibrations, and an incredible actor https://t.co/hNM8DxDi7c pic.twitter.com/V562Ep1vMW
– ChensoMon (@MikelasMenny) February 26, 2021
Although Henry Cavill may not be playing in the novel Supermanmovie, he can continue to play the “original” Superman. Cavill still seems to be talking to DC, and for good reason. A film in which the two superpersonalities meet is a possibility (see for example Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse), or both versions can coexist.