Jon Watts, the director behind Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, is in negotiations to team up with Michael B. Jordan to direct his new super-hero film, “Methuselah.”
Jordan is set to star in the film and play a man who has managed to stay alive for over 400 years. “Without showing the physical signs of age. In that time, he has accumulated vast intellectual knowledge, from multiple languages to the sciences, as well as survival skills.”
Methuselah was originally developed a few years back as a Tom Cruise film, but never really got off the ground. In 2017, writer Tony Gilroy came aboard to turn in a new script for the potential franchise. Now, the report says that the studio and Jordan (who also produces) will be looking for a new writer to shape the script, yet again.
Watts is in talks to take on the film as a potential follow-up to his most recent work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and the upcoming “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” Before those films, Watts was also the filmmaker behind the projects “Cop Car” and “Clown.”
Jordan has also dabbled in the MCU, as the villain in the massive 2018 hit “Black Panther,” but is also the lead in the “Creed” franchise. He’s turned his sights on a variety of new potential franchises, including a new Tom Clancy film series as well as a just-announced “monster movie” with director Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
There’s no anticipated release date for “Methuselah,” but it appears that this time there’s a good shot we could see it hit the big screen, eventually.