Michael B. Jordan’s production company, Outlier Society, is currently developing their own Black Superman project exclusively for HBO Max. The project will focus on Val-Zod, a recent iteration of the character. Furthermore, HBO Max is developing the project as a limited series.
The project has recently hired a writer that is working on the script for the series. The identity of the writer is still unknown, according to Collider’s sources. Jordan is only committed to producing and it’s still unclear if he’ll star in the project as well. Collider clearly points out that the Michael B. Jordan film will focus on Val-Zod instead of the Clark Kent audiences are most familiar with.
The timing of this is odd, to say the least. It’s been recently reported that J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production company is also working on a Black Superman project. That film is currently being written by Ta-Nehisi Coates for Warner Bros. That film is expected to focus on the Kal-El version of the character will a Black actor in the role. That film is rumored to be set during the civil rights era.
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