‘Superman: Legacy’ Finds Its Lois And Clark in David Corenswet And Rachel Brosnahan, DC Studios

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‘Superman: Legacy’ Finds Its Lois And Clark in David Corenswet And Rachel Brosnahan, DC Studios

Clark Kent and Lois Lane have officially been cast in James Gunn’s new DC superhero blockbuster “Superman: Legacy.”

The decision comes after the two were among a few select actors to test in front of DC co-chairs Peter Safran and Gunn (who is writing and directing) in full costume and makeup for the parts.

Gunn, the co-CEO of DC Studios, reacted to reports of the pair’s casting in the upcoming film in a tweet, writing, “Accurate! (They are not only both incredible actors, but also wonderful people).”

Brosnahan’s casting comes off the heels of her final bow as Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel for five seasons in Prime Video’s Emmy-winning series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” She first rose to fame while starring in Netflix’s hit political series “House of Cards.”

Corenswet’s casting marks his first role in a major franchise. The actor previously starred in the Ryan Murphy series “The Politician” on Netflix, and most recently played the projectionist in the Mia Goth-led horror movie “Pearl.” He also previously appeared in “House of Cards,” after Brosnahan was no longer on the show.

Corenswet will be succeeding Henry Cavill in the dual role as the last son of Krypton and his mild-mannered alter ego, whom Cavill first portrayed in 2013’s “Man of Steel.”

According to Deadline, Warner Bros Discovery has not announced whether it will be attending next month’s San Diego Comic-Con, so there is still a chance the two could be introduced at the studio’s Hall H panel. However, should SAG-AFTRA strike, Corenswet and Brosnahan won’t be in attendance as strike guidelines state no actors can promote any projects during a strike.

The Superman: Legacy casting process has been months long process with Safran and Gunn wanting a thorough search to find the new leads for this new franchise. The search is now on for the likes of Superman’s main nemesis, Lex Luther and other supporting roles such as Jimmy Olsen.

“Superman: Legacy” is being touted as DC Studios’ launchpad into the “Superman” property’s revamp under Gunn and Safran.

According to a DC Studios announcement from January, Gunn and Safran are “designing and implementing a long-term interconnected story for the iconic franchise and characters” as DC launches into a new universe and direction.

Gunn has teased “Superman: Legacy” as “centering around Superman’s heritage [and] how both his aristocratic Kryptonian parents and his Kansas farmer parents inform who he is and the choices he makes.”

“Superman: Legacy,” which Gunn has described as the “true beginning of the DCU,” is scheduled to be released on July 11, 2025, barring any delays.

L. Lamar Booker is Owner/CEO, Editor-in-Chief, Chief Content Officer of Up Your Geek. He hails from Philadelphia, PA. He is a writer, editor, reporter and interviewer as well, and has been covering a wide-range of pop culture and entertainment news, events and Comic-cons since 2015. Opinions expressed are my own.

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