Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters (“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts”, “The Nola”) were hired to write “Val Zod”, HBO Max’s upcoming film adaptation of the ‘black Superman’ DC Comics character.
The story follows a Kryptonian with powers who comes from the same doomed planet as Superman and finds an escape on Earth 2.
He is protected on his adopted planet, but is eventually fought in the comics against a brainwashed Clark Kent / Superman.
Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society produces the project for DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television. It is unclear whether Jordan will play as Man of Steel at this time and is busy preparing to rule in “Creed III”.