David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan To Play Superman and Lois Lane in ‘Superman: Legacy’

David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan To Play Superman and Lois Lane in ‘Superman: Legacy’

Not quite as fast as a speeding bullet, Warner Bros and DC studios have finally made their final casting selections for Superman and Lois Lane in James Gunn’s upcoming Superman: Legacy.

After auditioning in full costume and makeup in front of Gunn and his DC co-chair Peter Safran, David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan will be playing the lead roles. It’s unclear when the duo will be officially introduced, given the uncertainties surrounding a possible SAG-AFTRA stike on June 30. Warner Bros has still not said whether it will be attending Comic-Con in San Diego in July.

Superman: Legacy will focus on Clark Kent’s effort to reconcile his origins both on Krypton and in Smallville, Kansas, his earthly birthplace. Now that the two lead roles have been filled, the studio’s next task is to cast Superman’s arch-nemesis Lex Luthor as well as Daily Planet cub reporter Jimmy Olsen.

Gunn, who directed such action films as Guardian of the Galaxy, The Suicide Squad, and Peacemaker, will be directing Superman: Legacy from his own screenplay. The film will be produced by Safran, who worked on the Aquaman and The Conjuring. According to plans, the new Superman flick will be released worldwide on July 11, 2025.

This would be Corenswet’s breakthrough in a major studio film. He’d previously been seen in Pearl, The Politician, and We Own This City. Corenswet also starred in the web comedy series Moe & Jerryweather, which he wrote and directed, and will soon be seen opposite Natalie Portman in Apple TV+’s The Lady in the Lake. He will inherit the cape and tights (figuratively speaking) previously worn by Henry Cavill, who had played Superman in the 2013 film Man of Steel. Brosnahan had achieved plaudits—including an Emmy—for her role in Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. She had earlier received an Emmy nomination for Netflix’s House of Cards.

Corenswet is repped by CAA, Untitled and Jackoway Tyerman, while Brosnahan is repped by CAA.

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