James Gunn’s upcoming Superman Legacy movie is one of the most anticipated comic book movies in the works, and the cast remains a mystery to this day. However, reports are just beginning to paint a picture of actors who might appear in the film and what roles they might play.
hollywood reporter said David Corenswet (Pearl) was a “top candidate” to play Clark Kent/Superman. He is said to have made it through the screen check phase of the audition process and this is expected to take place later this month or early next month. Duration, for his part, reported that Nicholas Hoult (The Great) is racing to play Kent/Superman. However, THR said Hoult might be a good fit to play the villain Lex Luthor. Other actors who could be in the running for Superman include Jacob Elordi (Euphoria) and Andrew Richardson (A Call to Spy).
As for who could play Lois Lane, THR said Sex Education actress Emma Mackey is a contender, along with Rachel Brosnahan (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton) and Samara Weaving (Screen VI). ).
None of this has been confirmed and a source told THR that the list of names in the report is nothing more than a “chat room list”. Warner Bros. declined to comment. A source said the film team “has not made a decision” on the cast for Superman Legacy.
Gunn, who is writing and directing Superman Legacy, said on Twitter that he “will never comment on who is or cannot TRY for a role.”
In addition to the main roles that are best known and most associated with the Superman universe, THR said Superman Legacy will feature “many” DC heroes, though none have been explicitly named.
To all of you asking, I will never comment on who is or isn’t TESTING for a role. It’s just the actor’s job & not something I want to make public unless they do it first after the fact (like @GlennHowerton or @ZacharyLevi auditioned for Star-Lord and topped…
– James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 13, 2023
Superman Legacy will focus on a younger Clark Kent, and Gunn recently announced that Chris Pratt will not play the character. The film was released on July 11, 2025. Gunn wrote the script and directed it.
Gunn’s latest film is Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, released on May 5.
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