David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan Cast Iconic Role Superman in James Gunn’s Upcoming Film
David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan have been chosen by James Gunn to portray the iconic roles of Superman and Lois Lane, respectively.
The news of the casting was shared by James Gunn himself, who is not only writing but also directing the highly anticipated film “Superman: Legacy,” set to release in July 2025. Warner Bros., confirming the announcement, expressed their excitement about the decision.
With Henry Cavill’s departure from the role after a decade-long portrayal of Superman, there has been much speculation regarding his successor. David Corenswet emerged victorious amidst competition from notable actors such as Nicholas Hoult and Tom Brittney. Hailing from Philadelphia and known for his roles in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series “The Politician” and “Hollywood,” Corenswet showcased his talent as an aspiring actor. He most recently captivated audiences as a theater owner entangled in a complex relationship with Mia Goth’s aspiring actress in Ti West’s “Pearl.”
Rachel Brosnahan, on the other hand, brings her well-established reputation to the project. Recognized for her remarkable performance in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which recently concluded its successful five-season run, Brosnahan received critical acclaim, including an Emmy and two Golden Globe awards, for her portrayal of the charismatic Midge Maisel. Among the actors considered for the role of Lois Lane were Emma Mackey and Phoebe Dynevor, adding to the anticipation surrounding the casting process.
James Gunn, who joined forces with veteran producer Peter Safran last year to revitalize Warner Bros.’ DC strategy, will kick off their ambitious 10-year plan with “Superman: Legacy.” Gunn revealed that the film will delve into the superhero’s journey as he reconciles his noble Kryptonian heritage with his humble upbringing in a small midwestern town as Clark Kent. This exploration promises to provide audiences with a fresh and intriguing perspective on the beloved character.