Ken Jeong Is Absolutely Ready To Replace Henry Cavill As Superman

Like a phoenix rising from the flames Warner Bros. hastily attempted to put out earlier this week, is American comedian and licensed physician Ken Jeong who has so selflessly put his hand up to be our next badass Superman.

Jeong does know a thing or two about serving the people.

So why the sudden ambitious call? Well, on Monday The Hollywood Reporter published an exclusive report where an unnamed source claimed Warner Bros. were parting ways with Henry Cavill in the role of Superman. 

Firstly, there have apparently been some scheduling conflicts and/or contract complications which kept Cavill from appearing in DC‘s upcoming Shazam! film because of Mission: Impossible Fallout. The 35-year-old has also recently signed on to star in Netflix‘s The Witcher series.

Secondly, Warner Bros. reportedly want to focus on the Supergirl film which sucks for Superman because he was only a wee little baby during her time.

However since the report was first published, Warner Bros. unleashed a statement refuting the source’s claims.

“We have a great relationship and great respect for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged. Additionally we have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films.”

Cavill himself posted a cryptic response to the drama on his Instagram which included his piercing gaze, a “Krypton Lifting Team” shirt, a Superman figurine, and dogs barking the iconic waltz “The Blue Danube” in the background.

Anywhoo, Jeong went ahead and posted an extremely good PhotoShopped image of his head on Superman’s bod with the simple caption of: “Make. This. Happen”.

Of course, #KenForSuperman became a thing which Jeong totally didn’t encourage.

Although, he is ready to don the cape.

Just say the word.

Apart from Jeong’s independent campaign, Michael B. Jordan is rumoured to step into the role as per Deadline. The same report also touches on the rumour Ben Affleck‘s Batman is kaputIn other words, the DC Universe is buzzing. 

In the meantime, while we wait for Warner Bros. to think about this latest update, Jeong just filmed his first-ever Netflix stand-up special with Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu at the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, California – the same place Jeong got his comedy start.

Based on the tweets, the stand-up special was good. 

The stand-up special, working title Ken Jeong: First Date, takes us on the comedian’s life journey from doctor to comedian to actor and through his wife’s battle with breast cancer.

Ken Jeong: First Date is set to hit Netflix in 2019.