David Corenswet & Rachel Brosnahan Set To Lead Superman Legacy

David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan Set To Lead Superman: Legacy

Superman: Legacy jumps to a super start with David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan being cast as the titular roles of Superman and Lois. Fans on social media have been buzzing with anticipation and excitement for James Gunn’s DC Universe, so roles like Superman and Lois being cast generated tons of traction both online and in general.

This news comes after a swirl of updates surrounding the front and center of DC, Superman. On October 24th, Henry Cavill took to Instagram to announce his return to the character of Superman after years of not putting on the cape. His presence in the post-credits scene of Black Adam left fans excited. After two months of fans believing a Man of Steel sequel was being developed under WB executives Pam Abdy and Mike DeLuca, Gunn, and Cavill took to social media to announce the latter would, in fact, not be returning.

Gunn stated that he was developing a script for a Superman movie prior to taking the job of co-CEO of DC Studios and that his version of the DC icon would be in the early years of the character. After five months of casting rumors and waiting to see who the next Superman will be, it was finally announced on June 27th that Corenswet would dawn the role and that Brosnahan would costar as Lois Lane. Gunn has also said that one person was cast in Superman: Legacy prior to Corenswet and Brosnahan’s casting, leaving fans to make assumptions all over social media.

After years of not having the DCEU’s Superman, then months of waiting for a casting, fans can now be assured of having a Superman front and center in the DC Universe. Superman: Legacy flies to cinemas on July 11th, 2025, 12 years after Man of Steel.