Details on “Superman: Legacy” Screen Tests


As we reported earlier this month, in-person auditions for “Superman: Legacy” took place across the weekend of June 17-18, with James Gunn and co-CEO of DC Studios, Peter Safran meeting with actors hoping to win the roles of Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane.

The three actors trying out for Superman/Clark Kent were Nicholas Hoult, David Corenswet and Tom Brittney, while Emma Mackey, Rachel Brosnahan and Phoebe Dynevor were said to have tested for Lois Lane.

The Hollywood Reporter claims to have details on those screen tests, stating that the actors were given several scenes to film, including scenes as Daily Planet reporters Clark Kent and Lois Lane on Saturday, while on Sunday, Hoult, Brittney and Corenswet did another series of screen tests, this time in costume as Superman.

The report is that only Emma Mackey was brought in on that day to play Lois Lane opposite the actors garbed as Superman, although fans are being cautioned not to assume that that means Mackey is the likely winner of the Lois Lane role.

According to the report, James Gunn will be meeting with Warner Bros. executives on Wednesday this week to look at video of the screen tests to make a final decision.

Once the roles of Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane are locked in, Gunn is likely to start the search for supporting roles, including Lex Luthor (with brothers Alexander and Bill Skarsgard possibly being looked at).

Interestingly, The Hollywood Reporter claims that James Gunn will also be looking to cast actors to play the roles of The Authority, a group of “superheroes” well-known to DC Comics fans.

Filming is said to begin in early 2024, with “Superman: Legacy” scheduled to be released in theaters on July 11, 2025.