2019-2022: Sexiest Man Alive, Just Mercy, Journal for Jordan, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Beginning in 2019, Jordan would go on to capitalize off his new status and pivoted towards a moving social justice film, Just Mercy, which chronicles the real-life story of attorney and Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson.
The next year, his career feats and aesthetic splendor would land him the moniker of People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2020, which, no shade to the ones who came before him and after him, but this was one of the few times People got it RIGHT. So thank you People Mag, thank you. I mean, look at this man. He looks blessed. Wouldn’t you agree?
In 2021, he and perhaps Hollywood’s most beloved actor Denzel Washington joined forces to bring to life A Journal for Jordan, a film based on the true story of First Sgt. Charles Monroe King.