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Ya’ll Ain’t Ready for This!-Twitter Definitely Isn’t Judging from the Hate

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by G. Brown

What’s that up in the sky?! It’s a Black man cast as Superman?!     It’s been the biggest news of the day in Hollywood and certainly on social media.

A long whispered rumor that actor Henry Cavill was ready to hang up the cape on the Superman role he’s inhabited since  2013 finally landed on the front page of entertainment news sites. The only news bigger than Henry Cavil no longer donning tights and the cape is speculation about who will be the next actor to put it on.  Enter Jordan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to entertainment new site Deadline, “...Warner Bros. has been mulling a completely different direction with its Superman canon for some time, even considering casting Michael B. Jordan in the role down the road.”

Critics and fans sang Jordan’s praise for his role as the deliciously antagonistic Killmonger in the box office hit “Marvel’s Black Panther”.  He did such a super job for Marvel Cinematic Universe that it put Jordan on the radar of execs over at the DC Extended Universe.  Unlike Marvel, DCEU has been struggling to find its movie mojo which slipped through its fingers again with the failed “Justice League”.  The studio is hoping Jason Momoa’s upcoming “Aquaman” is as big a hit for “Wonder Woman” which so far is their tent pole film.

News of Jordan as the next possible Superman travelled faster than a speeding bullet.

 

There were plenty of posts rejoicing over the possibility of Jordan as the next man of steel.  There also just as many who hate it…

Just like we saw with the “Idris Elba can’t be James Bond because he’s white ”  arguments, people are once again upset about gender bending a role because they don’t want change.

All the anger and hate is extremely premature and nothing more than a rumor at this point.  Think about it…DCEU is struggling to land another home run after it’s only major hit “Wonder Woman” when an actor whose got some of the Marvel mojo still on him from the previous bit hit for the MCU.  Of course Jordan’s name would be thrown around in conversations.

And no need to get in a racist rant about a White man or a Black man to play a COMIC BOOK CHARACTER(yeah, I’m yelling).  These are fictitious characters…people didn’t get this upset when John Legend landed the lead role in “Jesus Christ Superstar”.  There are plenty of real world racial problems that should concentrate on instead of getting in an Twitter battle about who should play a character that isn’t real.

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    NBA is fixed

    September 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Warner Brothers/DC better not cast Michael B Jordan as Superman. Remember when they cast Halle Berry as Catwoman? How did that movie do at the box office?

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    Shawn J.

    September 13, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Yeah, any “Superman” movie with a leading White actor is cool,; but THIS one would be awesome!

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    Shawn J.

    September 13, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Michael B. Jordan as the new Man of Steel! Now THAT would be the bomb!

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    Chas

    September 13, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Michael B Jordan would be great for Superman! Excellent choice!

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    NBA is fixed

    September 13, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Black women how would you feel if Hollywood cast Natalie Portman to play Storm?

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    NBA is fixed

    September 13, 2018 at 8:02 am

    If Michael B Jordan is cast to play Superman, we may see a repeat of the 2017 Charlottesville Virginia riots. That’s how angry white people will be; they love Superman. If you disagree with me, think back to how upset white people were when Michael B Jordan played Human Torch.

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