Turns out DC’s next Superman, David Coronswet, explained how his take on the superhero will be different from Henry Cavill of years ago.
Coronswet’s casting in 2025 Superman: Legacy was announced on Tuesday (June 27).
29 years old Pearl star takes the place of British actor Cavill, 40, who began his Superman tenure in 2013 Man of Steel and reprising his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Alliance justice (2017).
In a 2019 interview with Weekly entertainment to promote his role in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix drama Politicians, Coronswet revealed that his dream role “in the sky” is Superman.
“I noticed it before the internet caught hold of me,” he says EW about the comparisons people have made between him and Cavill.
“But my biggest ambition is definitely to play Superman. I would love to see someone do something upbeat, nervous [take on Superman]. I like Henry Cavill’s dark and gritty movie, but I want to see the next film as bright and upbeat,” he said.
DC Studios co-CEO and Superman: Legacy director James Gunn previously said Diversity in his casting search: “The next Superman has to be someone with all the humanity that Superman has but he’s also an alien. It has to be someone with the kindness and compassion Superman has and someone you want to hug.”
Also announced on Tuesday was the casting of Lois Lane, Superman’s love interest. Rachel Brosnahan, 32, is best known for starring in the popular historical comedy series Amazon Prime Video Miraculous Madame Maisel, take on this role.
Responding to the casting news on Twitter, Gunn called Coronswet and Brosnahan “not only incredible actors, but amazing people”.
You can find all you need to know about the new Superman star here.
In December of last year, it was confirmed that Cavill would not be returning to his superhero role, although the studio announced that “please announce his return in October”.
Superman: Legacy will be the first film in the new era of the connected DC Universe, following Matt Reeves’ Batman Part IIslated for release in October 2025.
According to reports, the film will tell the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent in Smallville, Kansas.