After months of speculation on who will take on the mantle of Superman in the wake of Henry Cavill not returning for Superman: Legacy, it has been revealed that The Politician actor David Corenswet will play the Man of Steel. Additionally, Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) is taking on the role of the iconic Lois Lane.
The casting comes after the announcement that director James Gunn and Peter Safran are looking to spark a new era in the DC universe, one that will reinvent itself post-controversy that surrounded The Flash, Black Adam, and Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Other names considered for both roles were Nicholas Hoult and Tom Brittney as Superman/Clark Kent and Emma Mackey and Phoebe Dynevor in contention for Lois Lane.
Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, is one of the first mainstream heroes that ushered in a new era. Since his debut, superheroes have dominated comics and pop culture over the last 80 years. Because of this, understandably, the role comes with a lot of weight to uphold the legacy of one of history’s most iconic superheroes.
Superman: Legacy‘s current release date is July 11, 2025.