Racist Or Nah? Michael B. Jordan Is In Talks To Play This Iconic Superhero, And Twitter Isn’t With It

onstage at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Racist Or Nah? Michael B. Jordan Is In Talks To Play This Iconic Superhero, And Twitter Isn’t With It

The disapproval is almost unanimous.

Published September 12th

It is being reported that Henry Cavill, the actor known for playing the most recent iteration of the iconic role of Superman, is stepping away from the DC Universe. 

As a result of this, Warner Bros. is reportedly now on the hunt for another actor to rock the historic red cape, with sources claiming they are planning on going in a completely unexpected direction by considering Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan.

According to Deadline, the production company is considering the possibility of making history with the first-ever Black Superman "down the road."

It should be further noted that, per the report, Warner Bros. is not planning on releasing another Superman film for several years, at the very least. They are, instead, focusing primarily on the forthcoming Supergirl movie that is currently in development.

Nevertheless, with the prospect now being made public, however minute, comic book purists and casual fans of the franchise alike have taken to social media to weigh in on the possibility.

Immediately upon reviewing their reactions, it appears as, across the board, the majority is not supportive of the idea, with some stating that it all boils down to race while others justify their opinions by stating Jordan isn't "nerdy enough" to believably portray the character.

See how they reacted to the report, below:

  1. What's your take? Would Jordan be a welcomed and much-needed change to the iconic role, or should Warner Bros. take their considerations elsewhere with a more traditional approach?

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo by Paras Griffin/VMN18/Getty Images for BET)

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