‘Superman: Legacy’: David Corenswet Is The New Man Of Steel, Rachel Brosnahan Is Lois Lane

Well, that didn’t take long. Shortly after updated reports surfaced on the casting of James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy, the film has found its Clark Kent and Lois Lane. Deadline confirms David Corenswet is your next Superman, and he’ll be joined by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane.

The news comes after weeks of chemistry tests and in-person readings, with the report stating they won the roles after testing in front of Gunn and DC Studios co-chief Peter Safran in full costume.

Obviously, the casting of Clark Kent and Lois Lane is integral if this movie is going to do what Gunn needs it to, which is to provide a firm launching pad for the DCU. This is by far the biggest role for both actors. Corenswet has been a Ryan Murphy favorite, appearing in The Politician and Hollywood. He also recently starred in Ti West’s horror, Pearl, opposite Mia Goth.

Brosnahan emerged from Netflix’s House of Cards to become a multi-time award winner for her role as the titular stand-up comedian in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She has largely avoided blockbuster studio films but that is obviously about to change in a major way.

This also leaves multiple actors out in the cold, perhaps most notably Nicholas Hoult who also lost out to Robert Pattinson for The Batman. Maybe he should give up on the superhero thing? He might be better suited to the Lex Luthor role, anyway, although that has the Skarsgård brothers Alexander and Bill in contention.

Superman: Legacy hits theaters on July 11th 2025.

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