James Gunn, known for his work on films like “Guardians of the Galaxy,” has found the actors to portray Superman and Lois Lane in his upcoming movie “Superman: Legacy.” Gunn, who is writing and directing the film, announced on Twitter that David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan have been chosen for the iconic roles. Warner Bros., the studio behind the movie, confirmed the casting.
After Henry Cavill’s departure from the role, there was much speculation about who would fill Superman’s shoes. Ultimately, David Corenswet, a 29-year-old actor from Philadelphia, secured the role of Superman. Corenswet is known for his performances in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series “The Politician” and “Hollywood.” He recently appeared in Ti West’s film “Pearl,” where he played a theater owner involved with an aspiring actress portrayed by Mia Goth.
Rachel Brosnahan, on the other hand, is a more familiar face in the entertainment industry. She recently concluded her five-season run as the lead in the popular series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Brosnahan’s portrayal of the character Midge Maisel earned her critical acclaim, including an Emmy and two Golden Globe awards. Emma Mackey and Phoebe Dynevor were among the actors who were reportedly being considered for the role of Lois Lane.
James Gunn was hired by Warner Bros. last year, along with producer Peter Safran, to revamp the studio’s DC strategy. Their ambitious 10-year plan for the DC universe begins with “Superman: Legacy.” Gunn described the film as a story that explores Superman’s journey to reconcile his aristocratic Kryptonian heritage with his small-town, Midwestern upbringing as Clark Kent.
Henry Cavill, who portrayed Superman in previous films like “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and “Justice League,” announced in December that he would not be reprising the superhero role. However, Cavill revealed shortly after his departure that he would be involved in a new project. He is set to star in and executive produce a “Warhammer 40,000” franchise for Amazon Studios, based on the popular tabletop war game.
“Superman: Legacy” marks the next chapter for the beloved superhero, and fans are eager to see how David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan will bring the iconic characters to life. The film is scheduled for release in July 2025, and it will be the first step in James Gunn and Peter Safran’s efforts to revitalize the DC universe under Warner Bros.’ direction.