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Old 07-24-2021, 02:39 PM   #1
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Black Superman HBO series reportedly in the works from Michael B. Jordan

Why do we need to change race or gender of every super hero or heroes?

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Black Superman HBO series reportedly in the works from Michael B. Jordan

The series is said to be centering around the Val-Zod incarnation of the character

Michael B. Jordan is producing, and potentially starring in, his own Black Superman limited series for HBO Max, reports Collider.

The series is said to be centering around the Val-Zod incarnation of the superhero, who took up the mantle as DC's second Superman of Earth-2 during the New 52 era. Val's parents were executed by Krypton's court, after which the future superhero narrowly escapes his home planet's destruction and is sent to Earth 2, an alternate universe version of DC's Prime-Earth. After spending his childhood in isolation and struggling with agoraphobia, he's found by the Wonders and taught to use his powers by Red Tornado.

It's unclear at this point whether Jordan's Black Superman will adapt the superhero's origin story from the comics or tell an original story. Jordan has signed on to produce via his Outlier Society production company. It's also said there's a chance he'll play the starring role, but apparently he hasn't made a commitment on that front just yet.

The project seems to be very early in development; Collider reports that it was unclear at first whether the project would become a feature film or a limited series, but now says that Jordan's Black Superman is indeed being planned as a limited series for HBO's streaming platform. While an unnamed writer is reportedly attached to pen the script, no other details about the project's cast or crew are included in the report.

Jordan's Black Superman project is a separate project from the new Superman movie coming from Warner Bros., J.J. Abrams, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, which will also reportedly star a Black lead. It's unclear at this point which alter ego will take the stage for the upcoming movie, which currently doesn't have a set release date. Coates has only said he's looking forward to"meaningfully adding to the legacy of America's most iconic mythic hero," while Abrams added vaguely, "There is a new, powerful and moving Superman story yet to be told."

Until we learn more about Jordan's Black Superman project and Warner Bros.' upcoming movie, check out our guide to watching DC movies in order for a catch-up movie marathon.
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Old 08-08-2021, 08:19 PM   #2
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I don't think this counts as a race swap as it is a separate and preexisting character. I know where you're coming from though. Actual race and gender swaps for social brownie points are super gross. It's such obvious cooperate pandering.

But it's important to have nuance on the issue. Like the new Captain America was seen as just a race swap by some people but that's another one I feel like they did a good job with the writing on the new series and used an actual different character.
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