A few months back, it was revealed Michael B. Jordan‘s production company, Outlier Society, was producing a project based on DC’s Val Zod. Now, as first reported by Deadline, the project is gaining steam by recruiting Transformers: Rise of the Beasts writers Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters to pen the screenplay.
DC Entertainment and Warner Bros Television will co-produce the project with Jordan serving as the executive producer. Additionally, Stefano Agosto (Square Wheels) and (Kill Them All) will executive produce on behalf of Outlier Society as well. The project will release on the HBO Max streaming service.
Created by Tom Taylor and Nicola Scott, Val Zod is one of the last Kryptonians of his universe and the second to use the mantle of Superman. Val-Zod was rendered an orphan when his parents were executed by the Kryptonian court and he later befriended fellow orphan Kara Zor-El. Over the years, his version of Superman has fought alongside Earth-2’s Batman and Power Girl. For years, fans have fan cast Michael B. Jordan as Superman on the big screen. However, at this time, Jordan is only serving as executive producer with casting announcements likely to surface soon.
The notion of a Black Superman movie has been all the rage lately. A few months ago, it was revealed that Warner Bros. had tapped Between the World and Me writer Ta Nehisi Coates to pen the screenplay for a new, fresh spin on a classic hero. With J.J. Abrams on board to produce, the Coates will write the studio’s upcoming installment on the iconic Superman franchise with a Black director reportedly taking the helm.
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