Just last month, everybody was highly joyful that Henry Cavill will be returning as Superman in the new DC universe which will be run by James Gunn moving forward. However, shortly after the announcement, James Gunn confirmed that they will be making a “new Superman” which will not feature Cavill anymore. According to reports, James Gunn wants to make a film that focuses on the younger years of Clark Kent. Although we are extremely against it, let’s take a look at who could take on the mantle as the new Man of Steel.
We know, but, hear us out. Timothee Chalamet might not be Superman material yet, but with the right direction, he might end up surprising us all. Casting him as a teenage/post-adolescent version of the superhero would be amazing, and since he has the perfect jawline, who would say no to him? Why wouldn’t he be a possible casting? Will Poulter got the role of Adam Warlock, so it would be very possible for Chalamet to be Clark Kent. If not, perhaps DC can cast him as Superman’s son, Jon Kent, maybe? We’re just reaching!
Michael B. Jordan
The Creed actor and director has been rumored to play Superman long before James Gunn took over. There have been numerous reports that Warner Bros. has set to meet up with him to make a new film. Despite him already being cast in past Marvel superhero movies such as Black Panther and the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot (which was trash), Jordan is still a viable option as the new Man of Steel. His African-American roots could be the change and diversity we have always waited for. Yes, we know being Superman is not about race, but the comics and prior movies have all featured a white guy, thus it could still be somehow new to some fans. Nevertheless, we still think he is one of the best, if not the best, actors who could take this role in the future.
If we are looking for someone who could portray the nerd, articulate yet timid, and young Clark Kent, we might be looking at someone like Logan Lerman. As we all remember (and want to forget), Logan Lerman played the titular character in the Percy Jackson movie adaptation of the novel franchise of the same name. However, after two movies, the supposed universe flopped. He may not be the best option, but he could be great as a teenage Clark Kent. Can you see it too?
A scrapped Justice League movie in 2008 was supposed to feature Armie Hammer as the movie’s Batman. Though Hammer may look like a nice guy in movies, he certainly is an action star. His performance in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was very underrated yet he showed he can be a good leading actor even though Henry Cavill is in that movie. His supposed Batman role may have been a thing of the past now, but he may get the chance to step up in the DCEU by playing America’s most beloved superhero.
You might have all remembered this young actor from HBO’s Euphoria or Netflix’s The Kissing Booth.
Jacob Elordi, 25, is an Australian heartthrob and matinee idol whose physique fits that of a superhero.
Standing at 6 feet and 5 inches, his stature plus his youth would be perfect for the role. However, Jacob’s closest role to an action star is in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales.
“Everywhere I go, I see his face”. Henry Cavill must really hate Liam Hemsworth, now that he is once again in the talks to replace him in another major role. For starters, Cavill left Netflix’s The Witcher due to some technical differences and according to the producers, Season 4 will continue without him. Reports say that he will be replaced by the much younger Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia. Now, after Cavill was axed from the role of Superman, Hemsworth is again rumored to take bear the name of Krypton’s son. After all, being a superhero is not new to the Hemsworth family. His older brother, Chris, is famous for playing Thor in MCU.
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