He’s one of three actors who were frontrunners for the Superman role.
Corenswet, Nicholas Hoult (“The Great”), and Tom Brittney (“Grandchester”) were the long-rumored top choices to play the superhero in Jame Gunn’s upcoming film. Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Emma Mackey (“Sex Education”), and Phoebe Dynevor (“Bridgerton”) were reportedly contenders for the role of Lois Lane.
On June 26, The Hollywood Reporter said that Gunn, who’s writing and directing “Superman: Legacy,” was zeroing in on his picks after conducting screen tests of different pairings of actors. According to THR, Corenswet, Hoult, and Brittney also did screen tests in the superhero suit.
The following day, Warner Bros. announced that Corenswet and Brosnahan had landed the lead roles. Gunn confirmed the casting of the actors shortly after the news was reported on Twitter
“Accurate! (They are not only both incredible actors, but also wonderful people),” Gunn wrote.
“Superman: Legacy” is currently scheduled for release on July 11, 2025.