Superman Legacy: Here are the top contenders vying to replace Henry Cavill and Amy Adams in James Gunn’s film

Superman Legacy: Here are the top contenders vying to replace Henry Cavill and Amy Adams in James Gunn’s film

James Gunn has reportedly shortlisted the top contenders to replace Henry Cavill and Amy Adams in Superman Legacy, the upcoming reimagined origin story of DC superhero.
Superman Legacy, the highly anticipated upcoming DC superhero film has been creating quite a stir with its updates, for some time now. James Gunn, the renowned director who joined DC last year, has been roped in to helm the much-awaited project. Superman Legacy is touted to be a reimagined version of the much-loved superhero’s origin story. It has also been confirmed that Henry Cavill, who earned immense love for his portrayal of Superman in Man Of Steel and its sequels, is not returning.

Who will replace Henry Cavill in Superman Legacy?As you may know, the speculations around the new actor who will step into the shoes of Henry Cavill in Superman Legacy, which is touted to be a ‘reimagined’ version of the superhero’s origin story, have been doing rounds for the past few months. According to the latest reports published by Hollywood Reporter, director James Gunn and his team, who have been actively working on the casting of the project, have shortlisted top contenders to play the roles of Superman aka Clark Kent, in the highly anticipated project.
David Corenswet, who is best known for his role in Pearl, is said to be the top contender to play the role of Superman in the film. The reports suggest that the talented actor is set to go for the screen test for the parts, which will likely take place after Memorial Day or early June, this year. Hollywood Reporter also suggests that two other famous young actors are also being considered for the iconic role, but their names are not disclosed yet. But, it has been confirmed that Jacob Elordi, the Euphoria actor who was earlier rumoured to be shortlisted for the role, was never considered for the part.

Who will play Lois Lane?Along with Superman, the role of Lois Lane (the Daily Planet reporter and Superman’s lady love), which was essayed by Amy Adams in the Man Of Steel series, is also set to get a new face in Superman Legacy. As per the reports, Sex Education fame actress Emma Mackey, Emmy-award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan who is best known for her role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Bridgerton actress Phoebe Dynevor; and Scream VI fame Samara Weaving are being considered to play the female lead in James Gunn’s ambitious film. However, it is yet to be revealed who will make it to the screen tests of the DC project.
James Gunn’s Superman and Lois LaneAs reported earlier, James Gunn wants to cast actors in their mid-twenties, for both the roles of Clark Kent aka Superman, and Lois Lane, in Superman Legacy. The director intends to showcase the characters as younger, compared to the Man Of Steel series. “The next Superman has to be someone who has all the humanity that Superman has but he’s also an alien,” stated the director in a recent interview with Variety.

“It’s gotta be somebody who has the kindness and the compassion that Superman has and be somebody who you want to give a hug,” added James Gunn. If things go as planned, a major announcement on the finalised star cast of Superman Legacy is expected to be out by the second half of 2023, mostly in August or September.

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