Look, up in the sky! It is a bird! It is a plane!
I’m David Corenswet.
The 29-year-old actor from Philadelphia has landed the lead role in the upcoming Superman: Legacy, which will relaunch the DC Comics film and television universe under the creative supervision of James Gunn. Gunn will also write and direct the film.
Corenswet already has her key co-star too; Rachel Brosnahan — better known as the main character of Amazon The wonderful Mrs. Maisel has been cast to play Lois Lane for his Clark Kent.
After news of his casting leaked, Gunn confirmed it on his Twitter account, writing, “Exactly! (They are not only amazing actors, but also wonderful people).”
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Gunn will write and direct the new film; he previously said that it will “focus on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing.” He will feature a new version of the Man of Steel, replacing the one that has appeared in DC movies for the last ten years, including most recently last fall in a brief cameo in black adam – played by actor Henry Cavill.
According to various online reports, Corenswet and Brosnahan beat out several other finalists for their roles, including Nicholas Hoult and Tom Brittney for Superman, and Phoebe Dynevor and Emma Mackey as Lois Lane. In the movie, Superman will be a younger character, arriving in a world where superheroes already exist (including, apparently, the Authority).
A lot depends on the casting of Corenswet and Brosnahan. Superman: Legacy is meant to launch a new DC Cinematic Universe at a time when the final installments of the previous universe, including black adam, Shazam! fury of the godsand The flashThey have all failed at the box office. Warner Bros. and DC will need the new Superman be a great success.
Superman: Legacy It is expected to be released in theaters in 2025.
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