Superman: Michael B. Jordan is developing his Val-Zod series

Superman: Michael B. Jordan is developing his Val-Zod series


According to reports exclusively by Collider, Michael B. Jordan is developing a Superman miniseries for HBO Max that will star Val-Zod, famous for being the first black Superman on Earth-2. Although he is one of the most recognizable characters of DC Comics, Warner Bros. has not yet understood how to use Superman on a cinematic level and for this reason he is projecting himself towards television series. The days Henry Cavill played Kal-El may be over and all rumors currently point to J.J. Abrams as the one who will reinvent the Superman character in the future.

The idea of ​​a new live-action Superman has sparked a lot of discussion about what WB and DC should have done to avoid the problems encountered in the past. One suggestion that garnered a lot of support was the idea of ​​a black actor playing the famous superhero, but different from Clark Kent. This led to numerous castings, but fans were already sure of Michael B. Jordan - apparently they had seen it right!

Also according to Collider, Michael B. Jordan's production company, Outlier Society, he is already developing a new Superman project for HBO Max and this would already have a script written, however, by a still unknown screenwriter. Currently, however, it is not yet certain whether Jordan will only be the producer or even the performer of Val-Zod.

Who is Val-Zod?

For those unfamiliar with him, Val-Zod is a character created by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott and Robson Rocha and made his comic book debut in 2012 in Earth 2 # 1 (which you can find on Amazon). The superhero is an Earth-2 Kryptonian who managed to escape his homeworld along with Kal-El and Kara Zor-El before his destruction. He remained hidden from humanity for several years until the Wonders of the World, the Justice League version of Earth-2, came looking for him to try to defeat what appeared to be a brainwashed Superman. Val-Zod then fought Darkseid's Superman clone named Brutaal.

Although Val-Zod bears some similarities to Kal-El's core values ​​and origin, he is a unique character who has great potential for a live-action adaptation. Now it will be fascinating to see how the Michael B. Jordan miniseries develops. After all, Jordan is one of Hollywood's busiest stars and is only now starting to experiment with directing with Creed III. We just have to wait for further official information on the series.

Michael B. Jordan developing HBO Max Superman series featuring Val-Zod



Could Michael B. Jordan suit up in another superhero costume? If reports are accurate, we could see Jordan playing a version of the Man of Steel in a new Superman series.

A report from Collider notes Michael B. Jordan’s production company Outlier Society is developing a new Superman project for HBO Max. It will reportedly follow the Val-Zod version of Superman, which is the Superman of DC’s Earth 2. Val-Zod was created by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, and Robson Rocha in 2014.

Reports also suggest that along with producing, Jordan could also star in the series in the Val-Zod role. This would mark the actor’s third time playing a superhero, as he played Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four and Killmonger in Black Panther.


It’s interesting to note that Jordan has previously commented on the topic of a Black Superman. When news broke that J.J. Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates are developing a project featuring a black Clark Kent, Jordan said he was flattered by rumours linking him to the title role and told The Hollywood Reporter that:

“It’s important for people to see themselves in roles that they normally wouldn’t see. What that does to the next generation, to a kid or somebody that didn’t think that is something that they could achieve — now they’re thinking about it and daydreaming about it.”

At the time of writing, Outlier Society or HBO Max have not responded to these reports on the new Superman project, but be sure to let us know your thoughts on our social channels @flickeringmyth…