Following the news that Henry Cavill will no longer be playing Superman, it's been reported that Michael B. Jordan is being eyed as his replacement.
According to ComicBook.com, Warner Bros. and DC are seriously considering hiring an African-American actor for Superman, with their specific focus on Jordan at this time.
The outlet notes, however, that this is not necessarily an immediate change, but may happen "down the road."
The news of Cavill no longer starring as The Man of Steel was quite the surprise to fans, but not quite as surprising as hearing that Jordan was a new contender for the role.
Many have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the proposed changed and its clear that the fandom is split over the choice.
"Michael B. Jordan shouldn’t play Kal-El but he is not a bad actor let’s not say that," one fan tweeted.
People are big mad that #HenryCavill is out as #Superman and #MichaelBJordan might be in. These same ppl never thought #Obama would be president. A brotha saving the world to them ain’t the American dream, it’s a nightmare. #TeamDl— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) September 13, 2018
"If y'all let Michael B Jordan play Superman Ima be out there protesting right next to the white people," someone else joked.
There have been 7 theatrically released films starring Superman and the last good one was in 1980. They've all sucked since then. Michael B Jordan has been in a lot more great movies than Superman. I don't care what race Superman is, I just want to see good stories— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) September 12, 2018
"I don’t want Michael B. Jordan to play Superman, not because he’s black, but because Superman is so f—ing boring and Michael B. Jordan doesn’t deserve that," another person quipped.
Okay Oscar Isaac as Batman.— Dani Fernandez (@msdanifernandez) September 13, 2018
Michael B Jordan as Superman.
And they show up in Justice League 2 and everyone proceeds as usual
While the idea of a "black Superman" seems pretty far-fetched to most, TV/comic book writer Tom Taylor pointed out that Superman has kind of already been portrayed this way in the past.
Just read a Michael B. Jordan as Superman rumor.— Tom Taylor (@TomTaylorMade) September 12, 2018
Nice. @NicolaScottArt and I actually talked about him a lot when we created the Superman of Earth 2, Val-Zod.
(Still love this costume). pic.twitter.com/gZQ7Xxae89
Taylor brought up the time he and artist Nicola Scott created a version of Superman for their Earth 2 comic, though it should be noted that this character was named Val-Zod and not Kal-El.
At this time, Jordan does not appear to have commented on the Superman rumors.