Date: 28th June 2023
David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan will play the coveted parts in James Gunn's "Superman: Legacy."
Corenswet and Brosnahan were among six actors who vied for the lead roles, with Gunn filming screen tests over the June 17 weekend with Nicholas Hoult and Tom Brittney also in contention to play Superman/Clark Kent and Emma Mackey and Phoebe Dynevor in the running for Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane.
Corenswet has been a huge fan-favorite ever since Superman: Legacy was first properly announced by DC Studios. In the case of Brosnahan, when she was reported to be one of the frontrunners, she quickly gained support online to become the next version of Lois.
Gunn is directing the project from his own screenplay, based on the character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Superman: Legacy has a release date of July 11, 2025, with Gunn expecting to film early next year. The casting search will now continue for characters such as Lex Luthor and the superheroes The Authority, who are expected to debut in Legacy before toplining their own film.
The Superman project will be the first film fully produced under Gunn and Safran’s tenure. The Flash was released under the newly minted studio heads; that movie, which was plagued by the poor publicity incurred by star Ezra Miller, earned a disappointing $55 million during its opening weekend.
Source: Press Release