Superman: Legacy Receives Massive Casting Update; David Corenswet Eyed as New Man of Steel

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It looks like we're "super" close to finding out which actor will play the Man of Steel in DC Studios' Superman: Legacy. Following the recent confirmation that the reboot, taking place in the rebooted DC Universe will begin filming in January 2024, the project just received a massive casting update.

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According to a new scoop from The Hollywood Reporter, casting for Superman: Legacy is already underway with characters like Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Lex Luthor being prioritized.

As per the outlet, up-and-coming star David Corenswet is a top contender for the Superman role, while two other unidentified stars are also vying for the coveted part. Meanwhile, Kal-El's archnemesis could be played by Nicholas Hoult, who previously tried out to become the franchise's "elseworld" Dark Knight.

On the Lois side of things, Emma Mackey, Rachel Brosnahan, Phoebe Dynevor, and Samara Weaving have all reportedly made the shortlist for the role of The Daily Planet correspondent and Clark Kent's love interest.

As it stands, James Gunn and Peter Safran have yet to confirm reports surrounding the film's latest casting bombshell.

Also Read: Glorious DCU Art Proves David Corenswet Should be Henry Cavill's Superman Replacement

Corenswet is a top contender amongst fans and everyone in the DCU fandom must be over the moon after learning about his potential involvement in the project. We'd also like to think that Gunn at least took the fan campaign into consideration.

Personally, I'm down with the idea of the 29-year-old being cast as the new Superman and it's hard to deny that he has a massive upside.

Superman: Legacy is currently eyeing a July 11, 2025 release date.

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