James Gunn's Superman Legacy casts its brand-new Clark Kent and Lois Lane

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a new casting announcement from the Superman Legacy team. Director James Gunn's Superman reboot has landed its lead actor in the form of David Corenswet. He will be donning the Supes suit while doubling up as the Man of Steel's bumbling alter-ego Clark Kent.

Corenswet will be joined by Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Clark's Metropolis-dwelling love interest and fellow reporter for The Daily Planet newspaper. Gunn made the announcement in his capacity as the new chief creative officer of the DC Universe. This franchise will branch off from the current DCEU, currently embodied by new release The Flash and is set to conclude with this December's Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

The news was announced via Deadline and subsequently shared via Gunn on his Instagram page.

Corenswet appeared earlier this year in the riveting period horror movie Pearl (click here to read our interview with director Ti West) and Brosnahan is best known for her Emmy-winning turn in The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel.

The two actors beat out the likes of Nicholas Hoult and Emma Mackey, respectively. Not much else is known about Superman Legacy although it's rumoured to take place during Clark's early days at the Daily Planet.

Nevertheless, Superman: Legacy is due for release on July 11th, 2025.