The Next Superman in DC Universe: Betting Picks

  • Michael B. Jordan (+125) is favored to be the next actor cast as Superman
  • Henry Cavill donned the red cape in the 2013 film Man of Steel and made cameo appearances in subsequent DC Universe films
  • Matt Bomer (+150) is just one of many odd names on the board who has no real shot at the role

The latest Hollywood gossip has Henry Cavill reprising his role as the Man of Steel. If the rumors are true, bettors might have to wait awhile to cash any wager on who the DC Universe will cast as the next Superman.

Nevertheless, after making our betting picks for the next James Bond, let’s look at the list of potential actors who could wear the red cape. Here’s also where you can check out the top betting sites for Entertainment in 2022.

Next Superman after Henry Cavill

Michael B. Jordan+125
Matt Bomer+150
Oscar Isaac+500
Donald Glover+1000
Zachary Levi+1000
Tyler Hoechlin+1600
Tom Welling+2000
Brandon Routh+4000
Dein Cain+10000

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Why is Michael B. Jordan (+125) favored to be the next Superman after Henry Cavill? Well, American author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates is penning a reboot film focused on a Black Man of Steel, with Hollywood hit-maker J.J. Abrams slated to produce. That said, the Creed star is apparently not a part of that movie – instead, Jordan is attached to develop, produce and star in a Black Superman live-action series for HBO Max.

Both those projects could be on the chopping block, however, with reports that Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav wants to “scratch every Superman project in development and start fresh with Cavill.”

Cavill first donned the red cape in the 2013 film Man of Steel before reprising his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 and 2017’s Justice League. The handsome Brit is busy with projects like The Witcher and Enola Holmes, but if the DC wants to build a shared universe around the actor, Cavill likely wouldn’t say no.

That makes Michael B. Jordan an incredibly bad bet at +125.

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Matt Bomer is a super bad bet

In addition to looking like a real-life Clark Kent, Matt Bomer (+150) is no stranger to the DC Universe, appearing in HBO Max’s Doom Patrol and lending his voice to Superman in an animated series.

Rumors also had the 44-year-old as a leading candidate to play the caped crusader in J.J. Abrams and Brett Ratner’s Superman: Flyby. All that said, Matt Bomer doesn’t have nearly enough star power to carry a big-budget comic book franchise. Please do not bet your hard-earned money on a stripper from Magic Mike.

Other possible men of steel

Oscar Isaac (+500) is a handsome A-List actor with a dark complexion, but he’s already part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the Disney+ hit Moon Knight.

Donald Glover (+1000) is an interesting name to track if the Black Superman project eventually gets green-lit, but who knows if the multi-talented star of Atlanta would even want to take something like this on.

Zachary Levi (+1000) is already the star of the DCU’s Shazam!, so this seems like a stretch.

Tyler Hoechlin (+1600) has plenty of reps playing Clark Kent/Superman on the small screen with appearances in Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, Superman & Lois and other terrible shows that virgins like.

To conclude, DO NOT BET on any of these actors to play the Man of Steel on the big screen. Either Cavill scores the role again or it’s recast to a bigger star or newcomer whose name is not even on the list above.

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