David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan were strongly considered in Superman: Legacy, the movie that will introduce DC’s new universe under writer-director Gunn and his DC Studios co-boss, Peter Safran. It doesn’t come as a shocker that the casting took a while.
There were a lot of competitions for the lead roles. Corenswet and Brosnahan were one of the biggest names that were on the race. There were many positions when we are talking about the casting and there were big names that were after each of the roles.
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Superman is a rare position that is as ran-after or as pressure-filled. This is significantly right in the present atmosphere, as Corenswet will serve as the protagonist of a brand-new world while DC tries to rebuild itself in the wake of a sequence of shortcomings. Everything is there to see and the fans are underwhelmed to see such low performance.
There were 3 big names who portrayed a different style in the role. However, the fan favorite would be the Christopher’s performance back in 1978. The three big sequels, however, holds a different place in each Superman fan’s heart.
The main role in Superman Returns (2006) was portrayed by Brandon, and it was a big hit and played a partial role to his popularity surge.
And 10 years ago, Henry Cavill played Clark Kent in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, which established the DC Extended Universe and cemented Cavill’s status as a fan favorite.
Following that, Cavill made appearances in Justice League and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Cavill made a brief cameo in Black Adam after taking leave from the role for a period and stated his desire to perform in more Superman movies.
All of this occurred prior to the hiring of Gunn and Safran to redesign DC, which included ideas for a younger Superman.
The movie Superman: Legacy will be out on July 11, 2025, and Gunn wishes to get things started in 2019. For characters like Lex Luthor and the superhero team The Authority, who are anticipated to make their feature debut in Legacy before taking center stage in their own, the casting process will now go on.