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Michael’s ‘Val- Zod Superman’ project finds writers

Published : 27 Oct 2021 08:00 PM | Updated : 28 Oct 2021 03:12 PM

Michael B. Jordan's ‘Val-Zod Superman’ project has found its writers. ‘Val-Zod’ is part of DC's ‘Earth 2’, where he eventually becomes ‘Superman’ after escaping Krypton as a baby, same as Kal-El, and Kara Zor-El. ‘Val-Zod’ made his first appearance in ‘Earth 2’ #19 in March 2014 and has since become a mainstay in DC's multiverse of comics characters, and one of many Supermen throughout it.

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As WB has floundered to figure out how to carry on the Superman legacy in the DCEU, the latest endeavors to be announced were two Black Superman projects, one coming from J.J. Abrams that would reimagine Kal-El as Black and written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, while the other is Michael B. Jordan's adaptation of the ‘Val-Zod’ version of ‘Superman’. Abrams' version will be a reboot of the character of Kal-El, while Jordan's version will be an adaptation of an existing ‘Black Superman’ within the DC Universe.

Now comes word via Deadline that Jordan's project has found its writers in Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters, who have made a name for themselves with their Amazon project ‘Nola’, a pilot script for a Hannibal historical series, as well as script work on the next ‘Transformers’ film, ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’. It's said that they have a "unexpected take on the iconic ‘Earth-2’ character’s origin story." The ‘Val-Zod Superman’ project falls under Jordan's Outlier Society production company and is expected to be a limited series that would debut on HBO Max. Jordan is executive producing alongside Elizabeth Raposo, but has not yet committed to starring in the lead role, although it's possible he may.   -Collider

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