Warner Bros. and DC Films are nearing the final stages of selecting the stars for James Gunn’s highly anticipated superhero film, “Superman: Legacy.” This forthcoming movie explores Superman’s compelling journey as he grapples with reconciling his Kryptonian heritage and his upbringing as Clark Kent in Smallville, Kansas. Described as the embodiment of truth, justice, and the American way, Superman is guided by human kindness in a world that often views kindness as outdated.
Deadline reports that the initial in-person auditions with Warner Bros. executives, as well as DC heads James Gunn and Peter Safran, are scheduled to take place around Father’s Day weekend. Nicholas Hoult, David Corenswet, and Tom Brittney are among the actors expected to audition for the iconic role of Clark Kent/Superman. Meanwhile, Emma Mackey, Rachel Brosnahan, and Phoebe Dynevor are likely to vie for the role of Lois Lane.
Casting decisions for other significant characters like Lex Luthor and Jimmy Olsen are expected to follow the selection of Clark Kent and Lois Lane. “Superman: Legacy,” which is slated for release on July 11, 2025, under Warner Bros. Pictures, will mark the first film in the DC Universe and the third installment of Chapter One: Gods and Monsters. It will follow two original web TV shows, namely “Creature Commandos” and “Waller,” which are set to premiere on Max in 2024.