Deadline reports that David Corenswet has been cast as Clark Kent, with Rachel Brosnahan set to portray Lois Lane, in DC Studios “Superman: Legacy.”
New studio heads James Gunn and Peter Safran has said that the latest on-screen iteration of the iconic comic book hero will largely be a workplace origin story. Safran said earlier this year when he and Gunn shared the planned DC films and series: “It focuses on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way. He is kindness in a world that thinks of kindness as old-fashioned.”
Corenswet, who had his break-out role in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series “Hollywood,” will play reporter Clark Kent at the fictional newspaper The Daily Planet; with Brosnahan (best know for her award-winning work on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) as his colleague and love interest, Lois Lane. Gunn is directing the project from his own screenplay, based on the character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. with Safran serving as producer.
The film is not expected to go into production until January 2024, with a tentative release date of July 11, 2025.
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