Michael B. Jordan has a new epic project in the works.
ET confirms that the 34-year-old actor and his production company, Outlier Society, are developing their own project Black Superman for HBO Max. The story centers on the incarnation of the character of Val-Zod. Val-Zod, who is one of the last Kryptonians in his universe, is the second to wear Superman’s mantle. Outlier Society has hired a writer who is currently working on the script.
From now on, the superhero project will be a limited series that Jordan will produce and potentially star in. The actor has yet to officially comment on the matter. Collider was the first to report the news.
Jordan is no stranger to superhero movies. He co-starred Black Panther as the villain Erik Killmonger, as well as playing Johnny Storm, aka Human Torch, in Fantastic four.
While speaking with ET in May, Jordan noted that he would not say no to a return to the MCU, even though his character died in Black Panther.
“I always have a love for those characters and Erik is definitely one of the ones who mean a lot to me,” Jordan said of working with director Ryan Coogler again on the upcoming sequel. “So only if it’s the right thing to do and it’s shocking and if I could add something. If it means something, then, yeah, I want to be a part of that journey, you know?”
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