David Corenswet had a “Hard Time Fitting” in Previous Superman Costume for Screen Test

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In a discussion about screen testing on his Threads social media account, director James Gunn revealed that David Corenswet did screen test for “Superman: Legacy” wearing a previous Superman costume… but he had a little trouble fitting into it.

When asked if David Corenswet did a wardrobe test during his auditioning process, James Gunn responded saying, “Yes everyone who screen tested was screen tested in the previous suit (although David had a hard time fitting as he’s so tall!)”

Threads post on David Corenswet

It’s unknown if the “previous suit” was one of Henry Cavill’s or a Christopher Reeve costume, but we do know that David has been hitting the gym to get in shape for the role.

The cast of “Superman: Legacy” features David Corenswet as Superman/Clark Kent, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen, Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner/Green Lantern, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, and María Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer.

Directed by James Gunn, “Superman: Legacy” is scheduled to be released July 11, 2025.

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January 23, 2024 10:42 am

I would honestly hope that they’re not using actual Reeve-worn suits. The newest of which are now 36 or 37 years old.
Depending on where the screen tests were held; they probably have a ton of Routh, Hoechlin, and/or Cavill suits to choose from. And I can say from personal experience that Routh is not as tall as advertised (no matter what the picture says).