With recent rumblings of Warner Bros. holding plentiful discussions about what to do with Superman, now comes word on a new Man of Steel being lined up.
According to JoBlo, The Politician’s David Corenswet is the supposed new frontrunner to replace Henry Cavill in the famed blue ‘n’ red duds.
Corenswet most certainly looks the part, he’s definitely got the acting chops, and he's also talked up how his dream role would be Superman. The thing is, the problem with the recent big-screen outings for the Man of Tomorrow haven’t actually been due to the person playing the Big, Blue Boy Scout.
That person, of course, is Henry Cavill – who has played Supes in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
Cavill is every bit an amazing choice to play Kal-El, yet the big problem for his Superman is in how the character has been written. Rather than being a bright, vibrant shining light of hope and optimism, this Superman has been bogged down by dark and brooding scripts that feel more akin to what you’d expect to see from Batman.
To give credit where its due, Justice League did finally deliver a few moments where Superman felt like, well, Superman, but those moments have been too few and far between. And the fall guy for all of this seems to be Henry Cavill, as Warner Bros. looks to replace the actor and hand the responsibility of playing comics’ greatest superhero over to someone else.
Recently, Cavill himself has come out and said how he’d not given up on playing Superman again, even those it’s believed he and Warners may have actually parted company as long as a year ago on the Super-gig.
These past few weeks have seen reports that J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production banner have been talking with Warner Bros. about how to move forward with a new Superman movie. Additionally, Creed’s Michael B. Jordan has also pitched a Superman idea to the studio, although the actor-turned-producer’s hectic schedule seems to be a major hurdle in anything concrete developing on that front.
As ever, expect more on all things Superman as we get it.