Superman and Lois Lane Officially Cast for “Superman: Legacy”

James Gunn has cast David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan in the roles of Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane for the upcoming film “Superman: Legacy”.

As we reported yesterday, 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 who tested 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.

Today, The Hollywood Reporter published an article revealing that Corenswet and Brosnahan had successfully won the respective roles, with James Gunn confirming the news on Twitter stating, “Accurate! (They are not only both incredible actors, but also wonderful people).”

Corenswet appeared in Ryan Murphy series The Politician, and then starred in the Netflix series Hollywood. His other credits include We Own This City, Pearl, Lady in the Lake and Twister sequel, Twisters.

Brosnahan is an Emmy and Golden Globe winner for the series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

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

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June 27, 2023 4:59 pm

Corenswet is who I was pulling for, so I’m happy with the choice.

June 27, 2023 9:41 pm

Looks good to me! Now just craft an upbeat, optimistic Superman movie to go along with him and I will be happy

June 27, 2023 10:24 pm

THOUGHTS ON DAVID CORENSWET AS SUPERMAN Pros: – he’s 6’4, so accurate Superman height – He has blue eyes – an actual American with a natural American accent – from Pennsylvania  (rustbelt is very similar to middle America) – He can act (went to Juliard like Chris Reeve, Val Kilmer, Kevin Conroy) – much more charismatic than wooden Henry Cavill, in interviews alone. I get Brendan Fraser vibes off him, which is not a bad thing for Superman, and a much better step in the right direction after the soul-less Zack Snyder version – He’s a fan of the classic… Read more »

June 28, 2023 6:58 pm

Well, they do look like the characters they will play.

June 28, 2023 11:54 pm

Casting is about what I expected with Brosnahan being the stand out for me. I’m pulling for David though. I’m digging the idea of Alex skarsgard as lex too. Here’s hoping to more announcements soon.

June 29, 2023 4:26 pm

At this time, I am unsure how I feel about David Corenswet being cast as Superman. I was hoping that Wolfgang Novogratz would’ve been cast for the role. But, that’s not gonna be the case. David kinda looks like Henry Cavill. But then again, he also looks like Tom Welling. I was hoping that James Gunn would have picked an actor who didn’t look like either of the two. I want to be able to say when the movie is released that David looks like Superman rather than he looks like Henry Cavill or Tom Welling in the Superman suit.… Read more »

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July 1, 2023 11:50 am

Once he bulks up, he will do fine.

July 2, 2023 6:37 am

Good luck to Mr. Corenswet. I’m looking forward to his portrayal of Superman.

July 4, 2023 12:47 pm

Very undecided. With what’s taking place in the entire movie industry, what could come out of this could be “scary”. Starting with Smallville, this will be the fifth guy to play Superman. I’m a bit tired of the “Lois” love angle so how they’re going to move forward without being repetitive could be an issue. I for one never wanted to see a revolving door of different actors playing the role.

Fact is, WB/DC has had a difficult time. Meaning money! I thought The Flash might have pulled them out of this mess, but it appears not.

July 5, 2023 5:31 pm
Reply to  redcape

I’d like to see them take the Superman The Animated Series approach with the Superman/Clark/Lois dynamic. The romance was very much downplayed on that show. Lois had the friendly rivalry with Clark, but even with Superman I’m hard pressed to think of many instances where there were any romantic overtures. I know there were some, but they were very few and far between that never really lead to anything serious between the two.

July 5, 2023 5:36 pm

Am I the only one who feels like there’s a significant lack of buzz around this? Suppose it’s only natural considering the mess DC is in and has been for quite some time. Suppose I could be projecting my own “meh” attitude towards it as well, but I don’t know. Something just feels a little off with the hype/buzz.

July 6, 2023 9:45 am
Reply to  cpm72586

I think there’s a general malaise when it comes to anything DC right now. But it’s more than that as I think there’s a general malaise with Superhero movies. The MCU has certainly been seeing diminishing returns as of late. Combo platter of quality and quantity I believe; among other factors like economics (inflation), relatively short waiting period to digital release, quality of home theaters, general flood of content available digitally, etc. It seems like very few movies are reaching the heights of pre-covid as well. Maybe it’s general apathy, superhero fatigue, the DC mess overall? All of the above… Read more »