David Corenswet, the breakout star of the Netflix film Look Both Ways, has landed the coveted role of Superman in the upcoming movie Superman: Legacy. The 29-year-old actor will be taking over the iconic role from Henry Cavill, who portrayed the Man of Steel in three films within the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).
Corenswet’s casting follows Cavill’s announcement in 2021 that he would not be returning as Superman, citing scheduling conflicts due to his involvement in the Witcher spin-off series Blood Origin. With excitement and gratitude, Corenswet expressed his honor in being chosen as Superman, emphasizing his lifelong admiration for the character. He eagerly anticipates bringing the beloved superhero to life for a new generation of fans.
Although relatively unknown, Corenswet has already garnered praise for his performance in Look Both Ways, which hit theaters in May. The film explores two interconnected stories, with Corenswet portraying Jake, the love interest of one of the protagonists. His previous credits include notable roles in the Netflix series Hollywood and the A24 film Pearl, while he is currently involved in filming the HBO series The White Lotus.
Directed by Tatiana Maslany, renowned for her work on the television series Orphan Black, Superman: Legacy is set to grace the big screen in 2024. Corenswet’s casting in the titular role is a significant achievement for Warner Bros., as it brings in a young and talented actor with immense potential. With this exciting development, Corenswet could very well become the Superman that fans have long been yearning for.