When James Gunn announced his new slate of DC Comics films, speculation began almost immediately about who would play the Man of Steel on the big screen. I even threw my fancast hat in the ring with my picks (which you can find here).
Today, it looks like all those questions have been answered with the announcement that David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan will be taking on the lead roles of Clark Kent and Lois Lane in Gunn’s upcoming Superman: Legacy film.
According to Deadline, the pair were chosen after a series of tests in full costume and makeup with Gunn and producer Peter Safran. The tests apparently had several contenders working with each other and has been a common practice on many productions in order to find actors who have chemistry with each other. Gunn is not only writing the film, but directing it as well.
Rachel Brosnahan is known for her role as the lead in the recently ended Prime Video series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as well as roles in films like The Finest Hours and series like The Good Wife, The Blacklist and more. She recently took the Broadway stage in The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window opposite Oscar Isaac.
David Corenswet is a relative newcomer who has had roles in series like Elementary, The Politician and We Own this City as well as recently starring in the horror thriller Pearl.
According to reports, the next announcement could be the casting of Superman’s arch enemy Lex Luthor. When that happens, you will definitely find out here.