Michael B. Jordan Superman Show Gets A Revealing Title

The Michael B. Jordan Superman show has an official title and it's tells us a lot.

By Charlene Badasie | Published

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Michael B. Jordan’s Superman HBO Max series about Val Zod has been reported on for quite some time. But there hasn’t been anything really concrete about it other than its existence. Now, a new report has revealed that the series has adopted Val Zod as its official title and has also found two of its writers.

Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters are now set to write the Michael B. Jordan project, according to Deadline. The story will focus on Val Zod, the second DC character to take up the mantle of Superman. Like the original Man of Steel, he is given refuge on his adopted planet (Earth-2) and eventually uses his powers to fight evil. He also has an altercation with a brainwashed Superman at one point in the comics.

Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters are no strangers to writing for iconic projects. The pair has previously worked on Transformers: Rise of the Beasts which just wrapped production, and is slated for release in 2022. The two have also worked together on Amazon’s The Nola, which is being directed by Sam Raimi, among other projects.

According to Deadline, the duo has an unexpected take on the iconic Earth-2 character’s origin story. But nothing further was revealed. No one has even confirmed if Michael B. Jordan will suit up as the alternate Superman, Val Zod. However, if online chatter is to be believed, he definitely will.

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Val Zod made his comic book debut in the Earth 2 comic series back in 2014. He took over the role of Superman in that continuity, so it will be interesting to see if this series is going to acknowledge him becoming Clark Kent a.k.a. Kal El’s successor, or if the series will forge its own continuity and make Val-Zod the only Superman in his universe. Either way, it is clear that the Michael B. Jordan series will be crafting a new spin on the iconic Superman character for modern audiences.

News of the Val Zod series first broke in July. Michael B. Jordan is executive producing under his Outlier Society banner, along with Elizabeth Raposo as executive producer. Outlier’s senior vice president of television, Stefano Agosto will be overseeing the Superman-themed project for the company. Warner Bros. Television will produce along with DC Entertainment.

Val Zod joins Outlier Society’s growing television slate that spans big-budget IP-driven material as well as prestige tastemaker projects. This includes another DC Comics live-action adaptation – Static Shock which is being scripted by Randy McKinnon, with Reginald Hudlin also producing alongside Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier.

Meanwhile, Michael B. Jordan will be starring in A Journal For Jordan. The upcoming drama is directed by Denzel Washington and also stars Chanté Adams. The film is written by Virgil Williams and is based on the memoir A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor by Dana Canedy. It is scheduled to be released by Sony Pictures on December 25, 2021. Jordan is also in pre-production for Creed III, which he will direct and star in as Adonis Creed.