Casting Buzz: Speculations Surrounding James Gunn’s Superman Legacy


There are few roles in Hollywood that generate as much excitement and speculation as James Bond and Superman.

With the departure of Daniel Craig as 007 and Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, the rumor mills are abuzz with anticipation for their successors. In a recent report by Borys Kit and Mia Galuppo, it is revealed that Superman Legacy, the film set to usher in a new era of DC Films under the direction of James Gunn and Peter Safran, has entered a crucial stage of casting. Let’s dive into the details and explore the potential candidates for the iconic roles.


Superman Contenders: David Corenswet, known for his role in the film Pearl, is among the top contenders for the role of Superman. Corenswet has advanced to the screen test stage, set to take place within the next month.

The article also mentions two other unnamed actors being considered for the role. As the anticipation builds, fans eagerly await the final decision on who will don the cape and become the latest Man of Steel.

Casting Buzz: Speculations Surrounding James Gunn's Superman Legacy

Lois Lane Possibilities: Superman’s partner, Lois Lane, is equally important in the DC Universe. The report suggests that three actresses are heavily linked to the role: Emma Mackey, known for her breakout performance in Netflix’s Sex Education and winner of the BAFTA Rising Star award, Rachel Brosnahan from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Phoebe Dynevor from Bridgerton, and horror queen Samara Weaving. Brosnahan’s audition is said to have been outstanding, but her age of 32 may be a factor, as Gunn aims to cast younger actors to build his universe.

Lex Luthor’s Potential: No Superman film is complete without the iconic villain Lex Luthor. Nicholas Hoult, who recently appeared in Renfield and The Menu, is reportedly being considered for the role.Hoult is no stranger to comic book movies, having portrayed Beast/Hank McCoy in Fox’s X-Men series.

Read more: James Gunn Confirms Superman: Legacy Filming Start Date – Exciting Updates”

Additionally, there is an intriguing twist, with reports suggesting that Hoult may also be up for the role of Clark Kent/Superman himself. This hints at the possibility of a unique portrayal and adds further speculation to his involvement in Gunn’s DC Universe.

James Gunn’s Vision: James Gunn and Peter Safran were hired by Warner Bros. Discovery to revamp DC Studios and create a connected storyline spanning movies, TV shows, and video games.

Superman: Legacy is set to kick off their ambitious adaptation of the “Gods and Monsters” storyline. Gunn has emphasized that the film will not be an origin story but will instead focus on a well-established Superman. The shooting for Superman: Legacy is scheduled to begin in January 2024, and fans can expect further updates and exclusive coverage from Collider.

As the casting process for Superman Legacy moves forward, the anticipation and excitement surrounding the selection of the next Man of Steel continue to grow. David Corenswet, along with two other actors, is reportedly in contention for the role, while Emma Mackey, Rachel Brosnahan, Phoebe Dynevor, and Samara Weaving are considered top contenders for the role of Lois Lane.

Read more: James Gunn’s ‘Superman: Legacy’ Begins Early Pre-Production for 2024 Shoot in the DC Universe “Gods and Monsters”

Furthermore, Nicholas Hoult’s potential involvement as Lex Luthor or even as Superman himself adds an intriguing layer to the casting process. With James Gunn at the helm, fans can look forward to a fresh take on the iconic superhero in Superman: Legacy.

Leave a Reply