According to new reports by Variety, Warner Brothers has had discussions with J.J. Abrams, and his production company Bad Robot, to produce a new movie for Superman. Presumably, this would be a reboot with a new actor separate from Man of Steel. In many ways, similar to how Matt Reeves recast the role of Batman.
Mentioned by Variety specifically is superstar actor Michael B. Jordan (Creed II, Black Panther). This comes after various rumors connected Michael B. Jordan to the role of Superman earlier in 2019. The biggest mystery is if Jordan would be playing Kal-El or instead Val-Zod or even an entirely new Kryptonian for a rebooted take on the man of steel.
To help find a way to make Superman relevant to modern audiences, studio brass has been polling lots of high-profile talent. There have been discussions with J.J. Abrams, whose company Bad Robot recently signed a massive first-look deal with the studio, and there was a meeting with Michael B. Jordan earlier this year with the “Creed” star pitching Warners on a vision for the character. However, Jordan isn’t ready to commit to taking on the project since filming doesn’t seem likely to happen for several years and he has a full dance card of projects. Insiders think that a new Superman film is unlikely to hit screens before 2023, given that there’s no script and no director attached.