DC Studios has found the face of James Gunn’s new DC Universe. The new Superman and Lois Lane have been officially cast.
The bar is high for the new head of DC Studios, James Gunn. He’s already sitting in his brand new office chair, but in the meantime projects ‘before his time’ keep coming out. currently running The flash for example in the cinema, a superhero movie that is sweeping with force and that was even available for free on Twitter this week. The last pre-Gunn DC movie that is still in the works is the second Aquaman movie. A blockbuster that is said to be not too good either.
New beginnings with Superman: Legacy
Fortunately, there is light at the end of the tunnel. In 2025, the 56-year-old director will kick off his vision for the DC Universe with a fresh start, in the form of Superman: Legacy. A superhero movie that is scheduled for a July 11, 2025 release at the time of writing. However, with the current walkouts in Hollywood, that could change.
New Superman and Lois Lane
Fortunately, James Gunn isn’t sitting still in the meantime. The casting process for the main roles of the film is in full swing. In fact, after countless rumors and speculation, there is now white smoke. Gunn and company. They have officially found the successor to Henry Cavill. He The Wizardstar is going to hand over his baton to none other than Davis Corenswet. The new Superman. DC also has a new Lois Lane: Rachel Brosnahan. Both names have often appeared in articles about the casting process, therefore quite public, in recent weeks.
Word just broke the press: Gunn and his co-boss Peter Safran have considered about six candidates for both roles as of the weekend of June 17. Until that weekend, the chance makers have Nicholas Hoult and Tom Britney screen tests made for the coveted role of Clark Kent/Superman. Emma Mackey and Phoebe Dynevor remained in the running for the role of Daily Planet journalist and Superman’s eternal girlfriend, Lois Lane. Another example of the manyAnd if’scenarios that Hollywood is rich. Network situations-no.
David Corenswet is 29 years old, comes from Pennsylvania and you may know him from the Netflix series hollywood in politicsnorth. At least the godfather has a pretty classic Superman face. It’s already being joked on Twitter that Gunn simply cloned Christopher Reeve, who played the iconic role in the 1970s and 1980s. Rachel Brosnahan is three years older than Corenswet and is originally from Wisconsin. She played roles, among other things, in house of cards in The blacklistbut the general public will know her mainly for her leading role in the hit Prime Video series The wonderful Mrs. Maisel.
—James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 27, 2023
The new Routh or Cavill?
In any case, the pressure is enormous. Brandon Routh played the role of Superman in 2006 superman returns, a movie that should have ushered in a new era for the iconic DC hero. However, the film flopped, and Routh was terminated immediately. A decade ago, Henry Cavill landed the role Iron Manby Zack Snyder. The epic kick-off of the DC Extended Universe. In 2025, Gunn will once again make a fresh start, a clean slate. Corenswet will become the face of his epic plans for a vast, grand and ambitious cinematic universe. At least, that’s the plan. Let’s hope Corenswet is the new Cavill, not the new Routh.
Turning the tide in Hollywood
With the current trend in superhero movies, the future of the genre doesn’t exactly look bright. Fortunately, Gunn is the first to confirm that image. Just this week, the The Guardians of the Galaxydirector during an interview who finds many superhero movies too weak and mediocre. Hopefully, the 56-year-old head of the studio will show in two years how it should be done. Meanwhile, he’s busy casting Superman’s nemesis Lex Luthor and The Authority, DC’s new Avengers, who will debut in Superman: Legacy and then get your own movie. In this article we tell you everything you need to know about the remarkable group of superheroes.
“I feel completely connected to Superman because he is everything I am,” Gunn told The Hollywood Reporter in April. “He’s someone who’s an outsider who feels like an alien, but also the latest infiltrator because he’s fucking Superman. And that’s how I feel a little bit.”
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