‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ writer to pen Jordan’s ‘Val Zod’

Michael B. Jordan’s untitled Black Superman project gets new title Val Zod and has also found its writers.

According to Deadline, HBO Max adaptation will be penned by Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters, with Jordan’s company Outlier Society producing for DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV.

The duo Metayer and Peters recently penned the script for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, which wrapped production last week.

Val-Zod was created by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, and Robson Rocha and made its debut in 2014’s Earth-2 #19. Val-Zod is one of the last Kryptonians of his universe and the second to use the mantle of Superman. Earth-2 had its own version of Kal-El/Clark Kent who served as Superman, but he was believed to have died in the planet’s first war with Apokolips.

The news of Val-Zod joining the DCEU was first broke out in February, an also that Ta-Nehisi Coates and J.J. Abrams are working on a Superman project focused on a Black Man of Steel. However, in May the makers revealed that the new Superman film would involve a Black Kal-El rather than Val-Zod.

The first indication that Val-Zod would join the DCEU came in February when word broke that Ta-Nehisi Coates and J.J. Abrams are working on a Superman project focused on a Black Man of Steel. In May, however, it was revealed that the new Superman film would involve a Black Kal-El rather than Val-Zod.

Val-Zod does not yet have a official release date on HBO Max.

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