Superman Legacy: David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan Cast As Superman & Lois Lane As DC Gets Ready To Usher New Era In 2025

We can now rest knowing that the new Man Of Steel has been cast for Superman: Legacy.
David Corenswet Superman Legacy

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the new faces of Superman and Lois Lane. The DCU’s power couple has been cast.

Many actors were competing valiantly in the race to be the next Superman, including Nicholas Hoult and Tom Brittney, but of course, only one can emerge victorious, and one most certainly did. Thanks to The Wrap, we know who won the coveted role and it’s none other than David Corenswet. The cast news doesn’t stop there, the Wrap also reports that Rachel Brosnahan will be playing Lois Lane.

The Superman Race


According to THR, DC Studios’ James Gunn the co-CEO, writer, and director of Superman: Legacy himself, assembled three actors and three actresses for Superman and Lois Lane, respectively, and on Saturday, the first day of the screen testing, the actors were seen in predetermined pairs: Nicholas Hoult and Rachel Brosnahan; Tom Brittney and Phoebe Dynevor; and David Corenswet and Emma Mackey. They were given several scenes to film, in which the males were in makeup and wardrobe as Daily Planet reporter Kent while the females were plucky journalist Lane.

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The following day, Hoult, Brittney, and Corenswet did another round of screen tests, this time wearing the iconic red and blue tights.

Out of all those names, David Corenswet seemed to be most desired among fans. It’s not very often you see a choice popular amongst fans cast in an iconic role, but sometimes the most obvious choice is the right one. Now it seems that everything is alignment for David Corenswet to be Superman.

Lois Lane Is Not Your Damsel In Distress

Rachel Brosnahan Superman: Legacy

While everyone agreed that Corenswet was born to play Superman, the choice didn’t seem so obvious for Lois Lane. As mentioned earlier, Emma Mackey was paired with David Corenswet at the screen test on Saturday, however, THR’s sources did suggest that she may not be the front-runner for Lane.

Earlier it was reported that Rachel Brosnahan undeniably gave the best audition for DC’s best reporter but for some ridiculous reason, her age was seen as a deterring factor when she’s barely any older than Corenswet.

Fortunately, the powers that be at DC have come to their senses realizing they’ll be doing a tremendous disservice casting anyone else as Lois Lane.

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Now that we have our theatrical Superman & Lois(pun intended), we await patiently for the rest of the cast. Expect to find out who will be playing Lex Luthor in the near future, it may or may not be Alexander Skarsgård, his little brother Bill Skarsgård or Nicholas Hoult. If I was a betting man, I’d say Bill Skarsgård but I can live with whoever is selected as long as we don’t get another Jesse Eisenberg situation, I’m joking, don’t crucify me.

Official Synopsis For Superman: Legacy

Superman: Legacy

Superman: Legacy tells the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. He is the embodiment of truth, justice, and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.  

Superman: Legacy comes out in theaters on July 11th, 2025.

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Source: The Wrap


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I'm a writer, Co-Founder, and CEO of Moriviews. I live in Trinidad, I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology but my real passions lie in literature and content spanning across film & television. I've been a pretty good writer for most of my life and I grew up in front of a TV and loved it. I decided to make a career combining my literary and analytical skills, and one day, God-willingly, I'll be making my own movies.