After a thorough and lengthy search, James Gunn has found his Superman and Lois Lane in David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan. The pair will star in the upcoming Superman: Legacy, the film that will launch DC Studios’ new universe under the direction of Gunn and Peter Safran.

Corenswet and Brosnahan reportedly beat out Nicholas Hoult and Tom Brittney for Superman/Clark Kent, and Emma Mackey and Phoebe Dynevor for Lois Lane, respectively. Screen tests took place over the June 17th weekend.

David Corenswet becomes only the fourth actor to portray the iconic superhero on the big screen, after Christopher Reeves, Brandon Routh, and Henry Cavill.

Corenswet first broke out in the Ryan Murphy-created Netflix series The Politician, and later in Hollywood. He also starred in Ti West’s horror prequel Pearl, and will next star in the Apple TV+ series Lady in the Lake and in the Twister sequel. Meanwhile, Brosnahan rose to prominence in House of Cards, and became a household name with her award-winning series The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel.

Superman: Legacy has a release date of July 11th, 2025, with Gunn expecting to film early next year. The casting search now continues for characters such as Lex Luthor and the superheroes The Authority, who are expected to debut in Legacy before starring in their own film.

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