In James Gunn’s film, David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan play Superman and Lois Lane, respectively.

[Image: Unconfirmed Casting Rumors: David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan in James Gunn's "Superman: Legacy" Film as Superman and Lois Lane]
According to unconfirmed casting speculations, David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan may play Superman and Lois Lane, respectively, in James Gunn's rumored film "Superman: Legacy." Please keep in mind that this information has not been officially confirmed.


In David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan, James Gunn has discovered his new Superman and Lois Lane.

The DC Studios co-chair, who is also developing and directing “Superman: Legacy” due July 2025, announced the casting on Twitter on Tuesday, which was verified by a Warner Bros. official.

After Henry Cavill’s decade as Superman on the big screen, there has been considerable discussion about who would replace his shoes. Corenswet allegedly beat out Nicholas Hoult and Tom Brittney for the position. The 29-year-old Philadelphia native appeared as an aspiring actor in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series “The Politician” and “Hollywood,” and most recently as a theater owner who gets caught up with Mia Goth’s aspiring actress in Ti West’s “Pearl.”

Brosnahan is the more well-known of the two, having just finished a five-season stint as the lead in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Her performance as Midge Maisel garnered her an Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations. Emma Mackey and Phoebe Dynevor were apparently also auditioning for the role of Lois Lane.

Last year, Gunn and veteran producer Peter Safran were tapped to help rework Warner Bros.’ DC approach. Their ambitious 10-year plan begins with “Superman: Legacy,” which Gunn describes as the superhero’s journey to understand both his noble Kryptonian lineage and his small town,

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