Michael B. Jordan is in consideration to play Superman next for Warner Bros., according to Deadline. The studio is reportedly "mulling a completely different direction with its Superman canon for some time," with Jordan a possible casting choice "down the road."
Jordan is best known for his role as Erik Killmonger in Black Panther, and has played comic book characters in the past ranging from the Human Torch (in 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four), voicing Cyborg (in Warner Bros. Animation's Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox), and Pretty Boy Fizzie (in Cartoon Network's The Boondocks).
This comes following an unconfirmed report that Henry Cavill would not be reprising his role as Superman for the studio.
Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter both write that the Supergirl movie is a priority for Warner Bros., at the expense of Cavill's Superman.
Earlier this month Warner Bros.'s parent company WarnerMedia announced a broad diversity and inclusivity initiative, with Jordan and his agent Phillip Sun consulting with the company on how it would be done. Jordan's Just Mercy is the first announced film under these new guidelines.