James Gunn recently confirmed that Superman: Legacy will make its original release date of July 25, 2025, which means production is most likely still set to commence early next year (the trades are reporting January).
Previous photos of star David Corenswet out in public have indicated that the actor packed on a fair amount of muscle in preparation for his lead role as the Man of Steel, and if this new shot from his personal trainer’s Instagram page is anything to go by, he’s bulked-up even more since.
Some fans raised the usual concerns about Corenswet’s “slight frame” when his casting was announced, but at a glance, you could mistake him for his powerhouse of a predecessor Henry Cavill here.
In addition to Corenswet as Clark Kent and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Legacy will feature Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern Guy Gardner, and Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho.
Members of the anti-hero team The Authority will also appear, and we recently learned that María Gabriela de Faría (Animal Control) has been cast as Angela Spica/The Engineer.
We’re still not sure exactly how these other superheroes will factor into the story, but Gunn has previously revealed that Superman’s dual-life as both Clark Kent and the Man of Steel will be explored in the film, suggesting that these characters will be his “super friends.” Whether they’ll be part of an actual team or not remains to be seen.
“Superman: Legacy is the true foundation of our creative vision for the DC Universe. Not only is Superman an iconic part of DC lore, he is also a favorite character for comic book readers, viewers of earlier movies, and fans around the world,” said Gunn during the DCU slate announcement. “I can’t wait to introduce our version of Superman who audiences will be able to follow and get to know across films, movies, animation and gaming.”
Casting is currently underway for Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White, and now that the strikes are over, announcements should be forthcoming.
The Righteous Gemstones actor Skyler Gisondo was recently rumored to be a “top choice” to play Jimmy, while brothers Alexander and Bill Skarsgård are said to have tested for Luthor along with one-time Superman candidate Nicholas Hoult. Gunn has yet to weigh in on any of these reports, however.