Rachel Brosnahan to Play Lois Lane Alongside David Corenswet’s Clark Kent in ‘Superman: Legacy’
Blockbuster Announcement: Cast Revealed for James Gunn’s “Superman: Legacy”
In a significant casting revelation, the roles of Clark Kent and Lois Lane have been officially assigned in James Gunn’s highly anticipated DC superhero film, “Superman: Legacy.”
Representatives for Warner Bros. Pictures, the studio behind the film, confirmed to CNN on Tuesday that Rachel Brosnahan has been chosen to portray the iconic character of Lois Lane. At the same time, David Corenswet will don Superman’s legendary red cape. It is noteworthy that both CNN and DC Studios fall under the umbrella of Warner Bros. Discovery.
Gunn expressed his excitement about the casting on Twitter, stating, “They are not only both incredible actors, but also wonderful people.” This announcement has generated significant buzz among fans and industry insiders alike.
“Superman: Legacy” holds immense significance for DC Studios as it marks the beginning of a revamp for the “Superman” franchise under the guidance of James Gunn, who, last year, assumed the role of co-CEO of DC Studios alongside Peter Safran.
Brosnahan’s casting comes hot on the heels of her final bow as Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel in the Emmy-winning Prime Video series, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Before that, she garnered recognition for her role in Netflix’s acclaimed political drama, “House of Cards.”
On the other hand, Corenswet’s inclusion in the cast signifies his first venture into a major franchise. The actor previously starred in the Ryan Murphy series, “The Politician,” on Netflix and recently appeared as the projectionist in the Mia Goth-led horror film, “Pearl.” Coincidentally, he also had a stint in “House of Cards,” albeit in a different season from Brosnahan.
Corenswet will now shoulder the responsibility of portraying Superman after Henry Cavill, the previous actor to don the superhero’s cape, announced last year that he would not return for the role under Gunn and Safran’s leadership. Cavill portrayed Superman in films such as Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” in 2013, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in 2016, and “Justice League” in 2017. He also appeared in “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” in 2021 and “Black Adam” in 2022.
According to an announcement by DC Studios in January, Gunn and Safran are committed to designing and implementing an interconnected story for the franchise and its beloved characters as DC embarks on a new creative direction. “Superman: Legacy” is expected to delve into the delicate balancing act that Superman undertakes, reconciling his Kryptonian heritage with his upbringing as a human. This project represents the first of several film and television endeavors planned for the initial phase of Gunn and Safran’s tenure.
Fans will have to mark their calendars for the theatrical release of “Superman: Legacy” on July 11, 2025, to witness the highly anticipated union of Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane and David Corenswet as Clark Kent.