While recent DC Comics properties, like “Aquaman” and “Joker”, have done well for Warner Bros. at the Box Office, Variety reports that the studio is less sure about what to do with Superman on the big screen.
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.
While Warner Bros. appears to be courting other actors for the role, Henry Cavill recently told Men’s Health magazine that he’s not done with the role of Superman, saying, “The cape is in the closet. It’s still mine.”