The anticipation of who will be the next Superman has been at an all-time high since the announcement of James Gunn rebooting the DC Universe on film. The first major release in the new DCU will be Superman Legacy, which will go back to the roots of the Man of Steel and present him in a new way to help usher in this new vision of DC heroes. And while casting has been a major question for some time, we might finally have our new Superman and Lois Lane. The fan discussions about it, however, won’t be dying down anytime soon.
According to a report published in The Hollywood Reporter, James Gunn has finally found the actors who will play Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane in Superman: Legacy. Actors David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan will play the famous Daily Planet reporters in the new Superman movie. According to the report, both David and Rachel were among six actors who were considered for the roles. Multiple screen tests were done by James Gunn with various pairings of actors who had auditioned. Superman: Legacy is being written and directed by James Gunn, who is the co-head of DC Studios alongside Peter Safran.
David Corenswet is best known for various roles he played in series like We Own This City and Hollywood, which were streamed on both HBO and Netflix respectively. Rachel Brosnahan has appeared in shows like House of Cards, as well as winning an Emmy and Golden Globe award for her role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Both have a wide range of acting credits that include both movie and television series appearances, which more than show their experience, making them qualified to play the roles of Superman and Lois Lane.
The role of Superman is one of the biggest jobs an actor can get, as is the role of Lois Lane. The characters are incredibly popular, after first appearing in the early DC comics that helped usher in the Golden Age of Comics. Superman and Lois Lane were played famously in the 1978 film Superman the Movie by the late Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder. The roles were then taken on by Brandon Routh and Kate Bosworth in the follow-up movie Superman Returns in 2006. Whether this new iteration will be as beloved as many early versions of the characters is anyone’s guess. But both David and Rachel have a big job ahead of them to live up to the legacy of two of the most iconic characters in modern fiction.
What do you think of the casting for Superman: Legacy? Do you think both actors will live up to their roles and help create a great story? Share your thoughts about everything in the comments below!
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