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William Jackson Harper Reacts to Fans Petitioning for Him to Play Superman

William Jackson Harper Reacts to Fans Petitioning for Him to Play Superman

William Jackson Harper is sharing his thoughts on fans wanting him to play the first Black Superman!

Several months ago, it was reported that a Superman movie franchise reboot is in the works, which would reportedly center around the DC Universe’s first Black Man of Steel.

Just recently, a petition started circulating online with fans wanting the 41-year-old The Good Place actor to play Superman.

While appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, William reacted to the petition and shared his thoughts on possibly playing Superman.

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“It definitely blindsided me. I was doing another interview and this guy was like yeah, this [tweet] got 55,000 likes. Like, what, why?! Who knows me?” William joked.

“I mean, that would be dope,” he added. “That would be the best thing that could happen to me, to be able to play Superman. I don’t wanna do the diet or the exercise part, but yeah.”

Jimmy then joked that fans only want to see William play Clark Kent because his character on The Good Place also wore glasses.

“I think so. That’s gotta be the only explanation, ’cause otherwise I’m just a nerdy professor dude,” William said with a laugh.

Just a few weeks ago, it was announced that this actor will be voicing Superman in a new HBO Max animated series.

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