‘Superman: Legacy’ Finds Clark Kent And Lois Lane In David Corenswet And Rachel Brosnahan

James Gunn has found his Clark Kent and Lois Lane.

After a long search, David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan will be playing the lead roles in DC Studios’ Superman: Legacy.

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Corenswet and Brosnahan were among six actors who auditioned for the lead roles. Actors Nicholas Hoult and Tom Brittney vied for the role of Superman/Clark Kent while Emma Mackey and Phoebe Dynevor were contending to play Lois Lane.

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Only three other actors have played Superman in the past. Most recently was Henry Cavill, who made his debut as the caped hero in Man of Steel (2013) and in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Cavill went on to star in Justice League (2017) and made a cameo in Black Adam (2022) too. The actor even announced his intention to star in more Superman projects, but his dreams were cut short when Gunn and Safran were hired to revamp DC and wanted a younger Superman.

Christopher Reeve famously played the character in 1978’s Superman and spawned three sequels. Brandon Routh took over the role in 2006 in Superman Returns.

Superman: Legacy will kickstart Gunn and co-CEO Peter Safran’s new reinvented DC Universe so there’s quite a lot of pressure resting on Corenswet’s shoulders.

Gunn will be doubling as director and will begin filming next year. The casting search for other characters like Lex Luthor and The Authority is still on.

Superman: Legacy is currently slated to release on 11 July 2025.