Date: 27th July 2021
Michael B. Jordan will produce and potentially star in a 'Superman' project for HBO Max following the Val-Zod incarnation of the superhero.
Jordan and his production company Outlier Society are working with the streamer on a new project centering on the Val-Zod incarnation of Superman. It's unclear if this project is intended to be a movie or limited series, and the plan is for Jordan to produce and possibly star.
"It's going to be worth checking out," Michael B. Jordan told THR in April. "It's smart of DC to grab Ta-Nehisi to go ahead and adapt that project. I'm flattered that people have me in that conversation. It's definitely a compliment, but I'm just watching on this one."
According to the DC Database, Val-Zod, like Kal-El (a.k.a. Superman, a.k.a. Clark Kent) is also a Kryptonian who survived the planet’s destruction and made it to Earth (technically the alternate-universe version known as Earth 2), who had been in hiding until being enlisted to battle a brainwashed Superman.
Jordan’s Black Superman project isn’t the only one being developed for the same studio. J.J. Abrams and his company Bad Robot are are also working on a Black Superman movie for Warner Bros.
Source: Press Release