We have the first details on the casting of Superman: Legacy! The Hollywood Reporter revealed Today an article with some of the names that have been doing the rounds related to the James Gunn film that will open Chapter 1 “Gods and Monsters” of the new DCU.
According to the medium, the casting phase of Superman: Legacy is approaching a crucial phase. With that, they revealed a short list of actors who could be considered for the lead roles: Clark Kent, Lois Lane and (maybe) Lex Luthor.
In the case of the last son of Krypton, David Corenswet (pearl) is one of the top contenders and is already in the testing phase, which is expected to take place after Memorial Day or early June.
However, there are conflicting reports of another contender: Nicholas Hoult (Renfield: Vampire Wizards). The report of THR points out that the British actor is one of the favorites to play Lex Luthor. However, Justin Kroll is from meeting, specified In his social networks it is said that Hoult does not bring Superman’s nemesis to life, but the “man of steel” himself.
Other names reportedly part of the initial candidate list for Superman were: Jacob Elordi (euphoria), Tom Brittney (Greyhound: In the enemy’s sights) and Andrew Richardson (extrapolations).
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Lois Lane, the plucky Daily Planet reporter and Superman’s romantic interest, was among the candidates: Emma MacKey (sex education), Rachel Brosnahan (The wonderful Mrs. Maisel), Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton) And Samara weaving (scream 6). Of those, Brosnahan would have submitted an “outstanding” audition. However, the outlet notes that it’s not clear who or if any of them reached the screen testing stage.
It’s important to note that some of these names were merely part of the casting discussions, so that doesn’t mean they’re finalists for their respective roles. A source even told it THR that James Gunn and Warner “are not even close to making a decision.”
Another highlight of the article is that beyond the characters in this production Superman: Legacy He would try to bring many familiar faces of DC heroes into his cast. That way they would be set at the end of this universe for their own adventures.
Superman: Legacy Filming is scheduled to begin in early 2024 and hit theaters on July 11, 2025.