DC Studios has announced the casting of David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan as Clark Kent and Lois Lane in James Gunn’s upcoming film “Superman: Legacy.” The film will be a workplace origin story, following Kent as he begins his career as a cub reporter at the Daily Planet. Brosnahan will play his coworker and co-lead.
The film is being directed by James Gunn, who is known for his work on the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films. He is sure to bring his own unique style to the film, and we’re excited to see how he brings these iconic characters to life.
This opportunity is a significant milestone in Corenswet’s career, highlighting his exceptional talent and appeal. His captivating looks and endearing Midwestern charm set him apart in the series “Hollywood,” where he portrayed a hopeful actor navigating the conservative backdrop of the 1930s, even working as a sex worker. He received widespread acclaim for his breakthrough performance in Netflix’s “The Politician” and garnered recognition for his notable role in the acclaimed independent horror film “Pearl” produced by A24. Demonstrating his versatility, Corenswet also ventured into the realm of comedy as the writer, director, and star of the web sketch comedy series “Moe & Jerryweather.” Excitingly, his upcoming project includes sharing the screen with Natalie Portman in Apple’s “The Lady in the Lake.”
On the other hand, Brosnahan has already established herself as a highly acclaimed actress through her remarkable depiction of the lead character in the enduring Prime series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Her exceptional performance in the show earned her prestigious accolades, including an Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. She had previously received an Emmy nomination in 2015 for her role in Netflix’s “House of Cards.” More recently, Brosnahan showcased her talent alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in Lionsgate’s “The Courier” and made an appearance in director Walter Hill’s 2022 western film “Dead for a Dollar,” sharing the screen with esteemed actors Christoph Waltz and Willem Dafoe.
James Gunn is the director and screenwriter for the film who has also directed “Slither” and “Super.” Gunn will direct the project based on his own screenplay, inspired by the characters originally created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Peter Safran, known for his work on “Aquaman,” “Aquaman 2,” and The Conjuring franchise, will serve as the producer.
“Superman: Legacy” is scheduled to be released on July 11, 2025.