DC Studios has recently revealed a major casting decision for the upcoming Superman: Legacy film. After a rigorous selection process, the DC Studios have officially cast David Corenswet as Clark Kent/Superman and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane. The film, directed by James Gunn, is set to breathe new life into the beloved DC characters.
The decision to cast Corenswet and Brosnahan came after a series of intense screen tests, where the actors had to embody their characters in full costume. These tests took place over two days, with one day dedicated to showcasing the actors in their iconic Superman attire. It’s suspected that all parties involved were keen on finalizing the casting before the potential SAG-AFTRA strike.
While Warner Bros has not confirmed its attendance at the upcoming Comic-Con in San Diego, there is a possibility that the actors could be introduced during the studio’s Hall H panel. However, if the SAG-AFTRA strike occurs, Corenswet and Brosnahan would be unable to promote the film, as strike guidelines would prohibit members from endorsing any projects during a strike.
Directed by James Gunn, known for his work on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy films and DC’s The Suicide Squad, Superman: Legacy screenplay is rumored to be heavily influenced by the original Superman comics. The film is a significant part of the first phase of Warner Bros and DC Studios’ revamped slate, as Gunn and DC co-chair Peter Safran outlined earlier this year. This soft reboot strategy will revitalize the Superman franchise and popularize other DC characters.
This casting news marks a significant milestone for both Corenswet and Brosnahan. For Corenswet, this will be his first leading role in a major studio film, having previously appeared in smaller projects like Pearl, The Politician, and We Own This City. On the other hand, Brosnahan recently wrapped up her critically acclaimed role as the titular character in Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Superman: Legacy promises to be an exciting addition to the DC film universe, with James Gunn at the helm and a talented cast bringing the iconic characters of Clark Kent and Lois Lane to life. Fans eagerly await further updates on the film and the potential introduction of Corenswet and Brosnahan at upcoming events.