‘Watchmen’ Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Says He Would Consider Playing Superman

Those who are caught up on “Watchmen” know Yahya Abdul-Mateen II knows how to strike the balance between understated and omnipotent.

He’s also no stranger to playing superheroes, as Aquaman’s nemesis Black Manta in the DC Universe.But asked whether he would consider taking on another DC Extended Universe role — Superman — Abdul-Mateen told Variety he would consider it.“I have Black Manta going on, but if they want to have more conversations, I’ll definitely come to the table and see what we could do,” Abdul-Mateen said.Variety exclusively reported that Michael B.

Jordan had pitched Warner Bros.

on his vision for the Man of Steel, but could not commit to a movie, which would likely not hit theaters before 2023.

Henry Cavill most recently donned the cape, playing the hero in “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League.”Abdul-Mateen added that he’s

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