James Gunn signs and directs upcoming DC Studios film ‘Superman: Legacy’
The big screen has a new Superman: David Corenswet.
The Pearl The 29-year-old actor will play the superhero aka Clark Kent in James Gunn’s upcoming film Superman: Legacyaccording The Hollywood Reporter. Additionally, The wonderful Mrs. Maisel actor Rachel Brosnahan she will play Lois Lane.
Gunn confirmed the news on Twitter, Writing“Exactly! (Not only are they both incredible actors, but also wonderful people).”
Brosnahan, 32, addressed the casting rumors last month when asked about them The view, saying she would be thrilled to play the role.
“It would be brilliant,” he said at the time. “I grew up watching Lois Lane, this incredibly talented journalist who is not a damsel in distress. And I would jump at the chance if it came my way.”
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Corenswet, which starred on Netflix Hollywood series, joins a long list of actors to portray the wildly popular comic book character, including Kirk Allyn, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve and Brandon Ruth. Henry Cavill starred in four DC Extended Universe films as The Man of Steel, beginning with the 2013 film of the same name.
Cavill, 40, last appeared as the character in a film at the end of the 2022 film Black Adamand said in October that he would return as Superman in the DC movies going forward.
In December, however, Cavill confirmed that he would he no longer plays the big screen superhero. In his Instagram post at the time, he said he had “respect” for DC Studios co-CEO Gunn and Peter Safran’s decision not to bring him back, writing: “The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and everyone involved in the new universe the best of luck and the happiest of fortunes.”
Cavill wrote to his fans, “We can mourn for a while, but then we have to remember….Superman is still around. Everything he stands for is still there and the examples he sets for us are still there!”
Gunn wrote in a series of posts on Twitter at the time that a future Superman movie he wrote “here and there” would center around “an earlier part of Superman’s life,” creating a need for a new actor for the role.
In April the director teased to Variety what he was looking for in the actor to play his Superman.
“The next Superman has to be someone who has all the humanity that Superman has, but is also an alien,” he said. “You have to be someone who has the kindness and compassion that Superman has and you have to be someone who you want to hug.”
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