Who is the new Superman actor in DCU?

Here's everything we know about who will be taking over as the new Superman actor, ahead of James Gunn's upcoming reboot of the entire DCU starting with Legacy.

Henry Cavill as Clark Kent

Who will be the new Superman actor, taking over from Henry Cavill for James Gunn’s DCU reboot? Here’s everything we know about who will be taking over as the Man of Steel in the latest era of the superhero franchise.

The Superman Legacy release date is on the horizon, and James Gunn’s new movie will kick off Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters (the equivalent to the first phase of Marvel movies).

James Gunn needed to find his own Clark Kent after the departure of Henry Cavill, and now that search has concluded. So what do we know about the Superman Legacy casting, and who will be the new Superman actor?

Who is the new Superman actor in DCU?

David Corenswet has officially been cast as the DCU’s Superman. The news was confirmed on June 27, 2023.

Corenswet is best known for his role in Mia Goth horror movie Pearl, in addition to the TV series Hollywood. He will also star in the upcoming Twister 2.

David Corenswet in Pearl

The actor faced fierce competition for the role, and as reported by both THR and Deadline, the actors auditioning for Superman included established Hollywood figures as well as rising stars.

Who auditioned for DCU Superman?

  • Nicholas Hoult
  • David Corenswet
  • Tom Brittney

Nicholas Hoult, of X-Men movie and Mad Max Fury Road fame, was the biggest name in the running but could also be in contention to star as Lex Luthor.

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Meanwhile, the search for the new Lois Lane is also over. Rachel Brosnahan, who led the series The Marvellous Ms. Maisel, will play the Daily Planet journalist.

If you want to know more about David Corenswet, then we’ve got you covered. For more on the DCU, check out our guide to the Brave and the Bold release date, and learn more about the Aquaman 2 release date.