UPDATED 06.28.2023 – David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan have officially been cast in the leading roles in James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy, which will kick off the new DC Universe.

In the ever-expanding landscape of superhero movies, DC Comics has remained a prominent force, and one of their most iconic characters, Superman, continues to capture the imagination of fans worldwide. As part of the rebooted DC Universe, Superman: Legacy is set to be released in a couple of years. Casting rumors have begun to circulate about the film.

In January 2023, directors James Gunn and Peter Safran announced their initial plans for the DC Universe following their appointment as co-CEOs of DC Studios in November 2022. As soon as the DC Universe is reset by The Flash, Gunn intends to expand the franchise to TV, film, and animation, starting with Creature Commandos, Waller, and Superman: Legacy with a new actor in the title role.

2025 Will Be the Year of Superman: Legacy in the DC Universe

In addition to The Brave and the Bold and Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, the DC Extended Universe will also include Swamp Thing and a Wonder Woman prequel series named Paradise Lost. 

In his retelling of Superman’s story, James Gunn emphasizes legacy, consistent with the title. In addition to his Kryptonian heritage, he also has a human one. This has also been hinted at in the official synopsis along with the title.

The official synopsis says that Superman is reconciling his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent in Smallville, Kansas in Superman: Legacy. In an age when kindness is regarded as old-fashioned, he embodies justice, truth, and the American ideal.

Until a casting announcement is announced, these are the only details we know about Superman: Legacy. Fans still hope Henry Cavill will return to the Man of Steel franchise, so this announcement is highly anticipated.

Superman: Legacy Release Date

Currently, only Superman: Legacy has been given a release date, while Creature Commandos and Waller have been given rough release dates for 2024. Gunn and the DC team will have plenty of time to perfect Superman: Legacy before its release on July 11, 2025.

Superman: Legacy is the first live-action movie in the franchise. The Fantastic Four and Avengers: The Kang Dynasty of Marvel Studios are both scheduled to be released in 2025, and The Batman – Part II of DC Elseworlds will also be released in October 2025.

Superman Legacy Casting Updates

Apex Lex Luthor in Superman: Legacy

Before the official casting announcement was made for Superman: Legacy, auditions included a number of high-profile names (as well as some lesser-known) in consideration for the roles of Superman, Lois Lane, and Apex (Lex Luthor – right). Aside from Jacob Elordi, and Andrew Richardson, David Corenswet was rumored to be the next Man of Steel.

A number of actresses were in the running for Lois Lane in Superman: Legacy, including Emma Mackey, Phoebe Dynevor, Rachel Brosnahan, and Samara Weaving. Meanwhile, Nicholas Hoult and Bradley Cooper are still candidates for Lex Luthor, though nothing has been officially confirmed yet for Lex.

Who Is Playing Superman In Superman Legacy?

David Corenswet in Superman Legacy

David Corenswet is set to play Superman in the upcoming Superman: Legacy film. Corenswet is an American actor best known for his role as Jack Castello in the Netflix series Hollywood, and The Politician. He will be playing the iconic superhero alongside other stars such as Rachel Brosnahan.

Corenswet is sure to bring a fresh perspective to the character, and fans are eager to see what he will bring to the table. He will bring a certain charm and charisma to the role of Superman, making him both relatable and inspiring. He brings a sense of humanity to the character that makes the audience feel connected to him. Corenswet’s performance in Superman: Legacy is sure to make him a fan favorite and a star of the DC Universe.

Who Is Playing Lois Lane In Superman Legacy?

Rachel Brosnahan in Superman Legacy

Rachel Brosnahan, world-famous for her role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, is an incredibly talented actress who has recently taken on the role of Lois Lane in Superman: Legacy. She brings a unique combination of strength and vulnerability to the iconic character, making her a perfect fit for the role.

Brosnahan’s portrayal of Lois Lane will surely be both powerful and nuanced, she brings a sense of realism to her characters that is often missing in other adaptations of Lois Lane. Her take on the character will be both modern and timeless, and she has already become a fan favorite. With a strong performance, Rachel Brosnahan is sure to make a lasting impression on the Superman franchise.

Who Is Playing Lex Luthor In Superman Legacy?

Nicholas Hoult is thus far the fan favorite here, but as yet we are unsure who else is currently auditioning for the role. Stay tuned for updates on the casting of Lex Luthor.

Final Thoughts

As we eagerly await the release of Superman: Legacy in 2025, the possibilities and expectations are soaring high. The film promises to breathe new life into the Man of Steel, offering a fresh take on the iconic superhero. With an expanded DCU, engaging storytelling, spectacular action, and a compelling villain, Superman: Legacy is poised to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact on the superhero genre. 

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