According to Collider.com, Michael B. Jordan is creating a Val-Zod/ Superman limited series for HBO Max. From the article, “Michael B. Jordan and his production company Outlier Society are developing their own Black Superman project for HBO Max that centers on the Val-Zod incarnation of the character, Collider has exclusively learned.”
Further from the article, “As previously reported, J.J. Abrams and his company Bad Robot are set to produce a Black Superman movie for Warner Bros. that is expected to follow the Kal-El/Clark Kent version of the character.”
We’ve spoken at length about the different black iterations of Superman here at BlackSci-Fi.com, with Val-Zod being a central figure in Fabian Wood’s article, “Reign Of The Black Supermen”. Wood explained about Val-Zod, “A denizen of Earth 2 (or rather Universe 2) which is a reimagining of the classic Golden Age DC heroes and their “Justice Society”, Val-Zod is an agoraphobic Kryptonian kept sheltered from the outside, in a world that had lost its own original Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Rescued by a nascent band of superheroes (called “Wonders”), including Superman’s cousin, Supergirl, Val-Zod must reluctantly adopt the mantle of the former Man of Steel (i.e. becoming “Superman 2.0”), while a horrific doppelganger from Apokolips ravages the Earth.”
Head here to read more about Val-Zod and the other Black Supermen from DC Comics lore.