James Gunn has cast David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan as Superman and Lois Lane in his mega DC reboot Superman: Legacy
After weeks of casting, James Gunn has found his Clark Kent and Lois Lane for Superman: Legacy. After putting the candidates through their paces this past weekend, Gunn has announced David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan are his hand-picked actors to help relaunch the DC Universe.
Both actors were among the shortlisted candidates lucky enough to screen test for the roles over the weekend. Nicholas Hoult and Tom Brittney were shortlisted to play Superman/Clark Kent. While Emma Mackey and Phoebe Dynevor also tested for the role of Lois Lane.
Co-head of DC Studios confirmed the news on social media. Check out his tweet below.
Accurate! (They are not only both incredible actors, but also wonderful people). https://t.co/1FtwYIDeYj
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 27, 2023
DC Studios’ co-chairman Peter Safran has teased that Gunn’s movie will focus on “Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. Superman represents truth, justice, and the American way. He is kindness in a world that thinks of kindness as old fashioned.” Let’s just hope James Gunn is up to the challenge. Good luck Mr. Gunn, the world is watching!
Corenswet rose to prominensce in Ryan Murphy’s The Politician. Whilst Brosnahan is best known for her Emmy and Golden Globe-winning role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Superman: Legacy will fly into cinemas on July 11, 2025.
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