DC Studios finally crowned the new Superman: Man of Steel david collenthwaite Will Star as Clark Kent/Superman in Highly Anticipated 2025 Film Superman: Legacy. Perhaps out of extreme intuition — or just luck — Corenthwaite revealed in an interview four years ago that donning the Superman mantle has always been one of the actor’s biggest goals.
In a 2019 interview with Entertainment Weekly about his Netflix series Hollywood, Coronthwaite said he realized his appearance had nothing to do with Henry Cavill, Play as Superman in the DC Extended Universe. Collenthwaite admits he’s been aware of the similarities for some time. While Collenthwaite said that Man of Steel was one of his most wanted roles, he also said that whoever ends up getting the role should make a more hopeful, comic book-style take on Superman. Deduction:
“My absolute dream is to play Superman. I’d love to see someone do an upbeat, throwback[playing Superman]. I love Henry Cavill’s dark and gritty performance, but I’d love to see the next one be very Smart and optimistic.”
Corenswet is leading the next era of DC Studios
Superman: Legacy Written and directed by the head of DC Studios James Gunn, Who has made it clear that Collenthwaite’s Superman will helm the first generation of the new DC Universe, called Chapter One: Gods and Monsters. It seems likely, then, that Collenthwaite’s vision of a more optimistic Superman may become a reality, as the film will portray a younger version of the character, although Gunn has made it clear that Superman: Legacy Won’t be another origin story for the hero. Gunn’s co-star at DC Studios, Peter Safran, Describing the film as “focused on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. Superman represents truth, justice and the American way.”
While most of the rest of the film’s casting is still under wraps, it’s already known who Corenthwaite’s co-star is: Rachel Brosnahan Chosen as Clark Kent’s lover and colleague of the Daily Planet, Louis Lane, marks another high-profile role for the star The marvelous Mrs. Maisel. While Brosnahan has risen to fame, Collenthwaite is not a household name, and it’s likely that he will bring a sense of anonymity to Superman that will help the character grow.
Superman: Legacy will fly to theaters on July 11, 2025.