Screen Testing Already Underway For James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy

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Is there a casting decision, on the planet, that’s currently under more scrutiny than the lead role in James Gunn’s next movie? Superman: Legacy? Gunn made waves last year when he announced, shortly after taking over DC Films, that the Superman The film franchise would part ways with star Henry Cavill, as Gunn decided to reboot the series for a glimpse into Clark Kent’s youth. Now, after months of rumors and a slew of audition tapes, it looks like Warner Bros. finally be ready to bring actors into the room to see how the underwear on the outside of the pants actually fits.

It is by Deadlinewhich reports that screen tests are now planned for the film, with actors David Corenswet (pearl), Tom Britney (Grantchester) and Nicolas Hoult (Many things) apparently all reading for the role of the Big Blue Boy Scout. This family name is particularly interesting insofar as previous rumors swirled about Hoult as the frontrunner for the movie’s take on industrial villain/baldman Lex Luthor.

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That same report – which, we can’t help but note, essentially asks for one of Gunn’s usual “Please relax” Twitter replies – also suggests that the hunt for Lois Lane is also underway. , with Emma Mackey, Rachel Brosnahan, and Phoebe Dynevor all expected to show up to test. Screen tests will take place in two weeks. (DC Films, of course, declined to comment on any of this.)

Superman: Legacy is a high-stakes business, even in the world of billion-dollar comic book movies; Written and directed by Gunn, the film will, by its very nature, serve as a thesis on his tenure as the new co-head of Warner Bros. comic book movie empire – and an opportunity for critics and audiences to pass judgment on it. The film is currently slated for release in July 2025.

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