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  1. #1. David Corenswet will be the next Clark Kent.
  2. #2. The resemblance between him and Cavill is uncanny.
  3. #3. Rachel Brosnahan will portray Lois Lane.
  4. #4. Lex Luthor’s cast is also shortlisted.
  5. #5. What we can expect from Superman: Legacy.

Superman: Legacy Officially Drops New Main Cast Announcement, And Here’s What We Know

The latest release of The Flash earlier this month marks the end of the DCEU era full of ups and downs. Now, new director James Gunn will start building the DC Universe from scratch, starting with Superman: Legacy, which is set to premiere in July 2025, 12 years after the release of Man of Steel, the first DCEU movie. With Henry Cavill and Amy Adams not reprising the role of Clark Kent/Superman and his lover Lois Lane, the new casting choices for these two iconic roles have been widely speculated by comic fans across the globe. 

Quite recently, according to Deadline, James Gunn and his crew have finally found their chosen one. The newspaper revealed Juilliard-graduate David Corenswet will portray the next Superman, while Lois Lane will be played by American actress Rachel Brosnahan, beating other big-name candidates such as Nicholas Hoult or Emma Mackey. The new Man of Steel movie is currently in its pre-production stage, and while we wait, let’s learn more about the two actors James Gunn has selected for the role.


#1. David Corenswet will be the next Clark Kent.

When Warner Bros announce the casting choice, we can clearly see some imminent similarities between Corenswet and Cavill, the previous Superman. The two shares a similar jawline and built, and even the iconic Superman hairstyle as well. Right after the announcement, the internet has done some quick editing to see Corenswet in the Man of Steel suit, and the result is even better than we expected. Standing at 6’3, the American actor is a perfect suit for the iconic role.


#2. The resemblance between him and Cavill is uncanny.

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Born and raised in Philadelphia, Corenswet discovered his passion for acting at a young age and pursued his dreams by earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the prestigious Juilliard School. With his solid foundation in classical training, the 29-year-old actor quickly rose through the ranks, and his career finally took off when he landed the role of River Barkley, a young political aspirant in the hit Netflix series The Politician. 

The breakthrough role opened the door to numerous opportunities for Corenswet, as he continues to star in other big Hollywood projects, such as Pearl or Look Both Ways.


#3. Rachel Brosnahan will portray Lois Lane.

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While Corenswet is basically an identical younger version of Henry Cavill, Brosnahan is a tad bit different in terms of outlook from the previous Lois, Amy Adams. The most notable difference would be the hairstyle, as Brosnahan’s hair color is dark brown, while Adams’s Lois Lane is strawberry blonde. The two also share some similar details, like their bewitching blue eyes that captivate every gaze in the town.

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Born on July 12, 1990, the Wisconsin native also discovered her acting chops at an early age, honing her skills at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Known for her remarkable range of characters, Brosnahan got to showcase her talent in the TV series House of Cards, and her breakthrough role as the titular character in the critically acclaimed series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

The actress’s stellar performances haven’t gone unnoticed, as she has been honored with several awards, including a Golden Globe nomination and an Emmy.


#4. Lex Luthor’s cast is also shortlisted.

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Superman: Legacy also features one of the most iconic Man of Steel villains from the comic, the ingenious Lex Luthor. With Clark Kent and Lois Lane's roles decided, James Gunn can now focus on Luthor casting instead. The villain is portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg in the controversial Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, and while his return in future Movies was teased at the end, it was Lex’s only appearance in the DCEU.

With Eisenberg not reprising the role, the search for the next Lex Luthor continues. Apparently, it’s rumored that the Swedish siblings Alexander and Bill Skarsgård, and the previous Superman candidate Nicholas Hoult are shortlisted for the bad guy role. Gunn and Safran are also searching for an actor to play Jimmy Olsen, one of the comics’ favorite side characters, who works in the Daily Planet along with Clark and Lois as a photographer.


#5. What we can expect from Superman: Legacy.

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As Gunn and Safran took over the DC, Superman: Legacy is announced as their first official title to reboot the DC Cinematic Universe. Set to release on July 11th, 2025, Superman: Legacy is a part of Gunn’s Legacy franchise, which consists of two chapters. Chapter one, Gods and Monsters, features theaters movies such as Superman: Legacy, The Authority, Swamp Thing, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, and The Brave and the Bold, while also including TV series Creature Commandos, Lanterns, Waller, Booster Gold, and Paradise Lost.

James Gunn has confirmed that Superman: Legacy won’t focus too much on Superman’s origin, which has been a focal point of the previous Man of Steel, and instead tackles his heritage from both his Earth and Kryptonian sides. The official plot, however, hasn’t been disclosed yet, but we can expect some action-packed sequences right away with the Man of Tomorrow.

What do you think of the cast so far for Superman: Legacy? What do you expect to happen in the movie? Let us know in the comment below.

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