Casting for James Gunn‘s Superman: Legacy seems to be ramping up! Deadline reports that casting for the roles of Clark Kent and Lois Lane is being narrowed down. The first in-person screen tests are set to happen in just over a week.

The report claims that auditions for the role of Clark Kent, aka Superman will include Nicholas Hoult, David Corenswet, and Tom Brittney. Auditions for the role of Lois Lane include Emma Mackey, Rachel Brosnahan, and Phoebe Dynevor. In terms of the roles of Lex Luthor and Jimmy Olsen, sources say that these roles will only be cast following the casting of Superman and Lois Lane. DC heads Peter Safran and James Gunn will attend the in-person tests.


Hoult garnered critical acclaim for his role in the 2015 action film Mad Max: Fury Road, where he portrayed Nux. Additionally, he played the iconic Beast in the newer X-Men films, including X-Men: First Class and Dark Phoenix.

David Corenswet is an American actor. He gained prominence for his portrayal of Jack Castello in the critically acclaimed Netflix series Hollywood. Corenswet also played the role of the projectionist opposite Mia Goth in Ti West’s Pearl.

Tom Brittney is a rising British actor. He received recognition for his portrayal of Reverend Will Davenport in the popular TV series Grantchester.

Emma Mackey is a French-British actress. She gained widespread recognition for her role as Maeve Wiley in the hit Netflix series Sex Education. She stars in Barbie, which is out later this Summer.

Rachel Brosnahan is an American actress. She gained widespread acclaim for her portrayal of Miriam Maisel in the critically acclaimed series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Phoebe Dynevor is a British actress who gained recognition for her role in the popular Netflix series Bridgerton.

Superman: Legacy comes from James Gunn, with a script written by Gunn. It is set to be released in theaters on July 11, 2025.

So, what do you think of this news for Superman: Legacy?

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