James Gunn has also cast Clark Kent’s love interest, Lois Lane
Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed the official casting of Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane and David Corenswet as Clark Kent in James Gunn’s upcoming DC superhero film “Superman: Legacy.” The studio representatives confirmed the news to CNN and expressed their excitement about the selection.
James took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the casting, praising Rachel and David as talented actors and outstanding individuals.
“They are not only both incredible actors but also wonderful people,” James said.
The film “Superman: Legacy” is considered DC Studios’ entry point into revamping the “Superman” property under James’ leadership as the co-CEO of DC Studios alongside Peter Safran.
Rachel’s recent casting follows her successful portrayal of Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel in the critically acclaimed series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” She gained recognition for her role in Netflix’s popular political drama “House of Cards.”
On the other hand, David is taking on his first major franchise role. The actor is known for his appearance in Ryan Murphy’s series “The Politician” on Netflix. He recently also starred as the projectionist in the horror film “Pearl.” He also had a brief stint in “House of Cards” after Rachel departed from the show.
David is stepping into the role of Superman after Henry Cavill announced his departure from the franchise under Gunn and Safran’s leadership. Henry before portrayed Superman in several DCEU films. These include “Man of Steel” (2013), “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016), and “Justice League” (2017).
According to a previous announcement by DC Studios, James and Peter are working on a long-term interconnected story for the iconic franchise. “Superman: Legacy” will explore Superman’s struggle to balance his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing.
The film is set to premiere in theaters on July 11, 2025, as part of DC Studios’ new direction for the universe.
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