David Corenswet: The Rising Star Set to Soar as Superman in James Gunn's "Superman: Legacy" In an electrifying announcement that sent shockwaves through the entertainment world, James Gunn, acclaimed director and co-chairman of DC Studios, unveiled the actor chosen to don the iconic red cape and become the epitome of truth, justice, and the American way.
That actor is none other than David Corenswet, renowned for his standout performances in Ryan Murphy's "Hollywood" and Netflix's "The Politician." With the forthcoming film "Superman: Legacy" set to redefine the Man of Steel's legacy, Corenswet is primed to take flight as Clark Kent, a.k.a.
Kal-El, a.k.a. Superman, opposite the talented Rachel Brosnahan as the spirited Lois Lane. Although Corenswet's star power has been on the rise, he may still be a relative newcomer to some audiences. However, his striking resemblance to former Superman actor Henry Cavill has not gone unnoticed.
Even before his meteoric rise to fame, Corenswet acknowledged the comparisons and expressed his desire to eventually portray the iconic superhero. In a 2019 interview with Entertainment Weekly, he remarked, "My sort of pie-in-the-sky ambition is definitely to play Superman." Corenswet's aspiration to embrace the character's vibrant optimism aligns perfectly with Gunn's vision of bringing back a more buoyant and upbeat rendition of the Man of Steel.
Corenswet's Passionate Understanding of Superman
Superman has always held a special place in Corenswet's heart. He recognizes the character's complexity, beyond the common perception of invincibility, and relishes the opportunity to explore the inherent drama that comes with a protagonist who faces unimaginable challenges while embodying unwavering strength and morality.
His profound understanding of the character's depth, coupled with his passion for storytelling, makes Corenswet an ideal candidate to portray the Last Son of Krypton. Before catapulting into the spotlight with roles in "The Politician" and "Hollywood," Corenswet honed his craft since childhood and graduated from Juilliard in 2016.
He quickly made his mark in the industry, earning guest-starring roles on various television shows. However, it was his breakthrough portrayal of River on "The Politician" that thrust him into the limelight. Corenswet's role, originally intended to be short-lived, was expanded due to his exceptional talent and undeniable on-screen presence.
In the midst of his rise to stardom, Corenswet further showcased his versatility in projects like "Hollywood," where he exuded the essence of the Golden Age of Hollywood as Jack Costello, an ambitious actor navigating the complexities of the industry.
He also demonstrated his range in the HBO series "We Own This City," portraying a character embroiled in corruption within the Baltimore police force. Additionally, he captivated audiences with his performances in the Netflix rom-com "Look Both Ways" and the cult horror favorite "Pearl." Curiously, the connection between the actors chosen to portray Lois Lane and Superman stretches beyond their upcoming collaboration.
Both Rachel Brosnahan and Corenswet previously guest-starred on the acclaimed series "House of Cards," albeit in different seasons and roles. Brosnahan captivated viewers as Rachel Posner, a fateful call girl, while Corenswet portrayed Reed, a college boyfriend entangled in the complex narrative of the series.
With the announcement of David Corenswet's casting as Superman, expectations are sky-high for the highly anticipated "Superman: Legacy." As audiences eagerly await this fresh take on the beloved superhero, Corenswet's undeniable talent and passion for the character position him as a rising star poised