There's been a whole lot of buzz about the future of the DCU ever since James Gunn and Peter Safran took over as co-chairmen at the studio – and one of the most anticipated upcoming big-screen projects is Superman Legacy.


The reboot isn't scheduled to be released in cinemas until 2025, but we now know who will be playing the lead duo in the much-anticipated film.

Plus, more of the iconic characters have now been cast!

Read on for everything you need to know about the cast of Superman: Legacy.

Superman Legacy cast: Full list of confirmed actors for James Gun film

David Corenswet plays Superman/Kal-El/Clark Kent

David Corenswet Superman
US actor David Corenswet attends the premiere of the HBO mini-series "We Own This City" at The Times Center on April 21, 2022, in New York City. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Who is Superman? Of course, the original superhero and DC's leading man, Superman is the last scion of the planet Krypton who was transported to safety by his scientist father to reach a safe home - Earth. The new film will not be an origin story but will explore Clark trying to reconcile his small-town upbringing and Earth identity with his destiny as the Last Son of Krypton.

What else has David Corenswet been in? The American actor is known for his roles in the Ryan Murphy series The Politician and Hollywood, the mini-series We Own This City, and the films Look This Way and Pearl.

Rachel Brosnahan plays Lois Lane

Rachel Brosnahan attends The 76th Annual Tony Awards at United Palace Theater on June 11, 2023 in New York City.
Rachel Brosnahan attends The 76th Annual Tony Awards at United Palace Theater on June 11, 2023 in New York City. Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions

Who is Lois Lane? An intrepid and whip-smart reporter for the Daily Planet, Lois Lane is the long-running love interest of Superman in the comics and in numerous adaptations.

What else has Rachel Brosnahan been in? Brosnahan is best known for her acclaimed and highly-awarded turn as Midge Maisel in the Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, along with the series House of Cards and Manhattan. The American actress has also starred in films such as The Unborn, Beautiful Creatures, I'm Your Woman, The Couriet and Patriots' Day.

Nathan Fillion plays Guy Gardner/Green Lantern

Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Who is Guy Gardner/Green Lantern? Guy Gardner is just one of the characters known as Green Lantern. He's a member of the intergalactic police force Green Lantern Corps and is a significant member of the Justice League. Plus, he has that iconic bowl cut that we're hoping Fillion will stay true to...

What else has Nathan Fillion been in? Fillion is best known for playing the leading role of Richard Castle in Castle, as well as Mal Reynolds in Firefly. He's also appeared in the likes of Santa Clarita Diet and Netflix's adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Edi Gathegi plays Mister Terrific

Edi Gathegi
Edi Gathegi. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Who is Mister Terrific? The character has been through various iterations, though the best known version of the character, Michael Holt, is a genius inventor and incredibly athletic, making him a rival to Batman. He also becomes chairman of the Justice Society in the comics.

What else has Edi Gathegi been in? Gethegi is known for playing Laurent in the Twilight films, as well as Dr Jeffrey Cole in House. He's also starred in the series For All Mankind and Into the Badlands.

Isabela Merced plays Hawkgirl

Isabela Merced
Isabela Merced Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Who is Hawkgirl? Hawkgirl is one of the oldest DC heroines, and is known for her medieval weapons and artificial wings.

What else has Isabela Merced been in? Merced started her career on Nickelodeon but has more recently appeared in Transformers: The Last Knight and the Netflix series Sweet Girl.

Who else might be in Superman Legacy?

It's not yet clear which other characters from the comic books might make it into this big-screen adaptation, while it's also not apparent who Gunn was referring to when he said someone who had been cast who is not one of the "regular players in the Superman world."

We can expect a variety of Superman supporting characters including Lex Luthor, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, and many more.

One person who does appear to be a reasonable bet for a role is the director's brother Sean Gunn, who has appeared in many of his brother's films including all three Guardians of the Galaxy movies and The Suicide Squad.

Superman: Legacy will be released in cinemas on 11th July 2025. Check out more of our Film coverage or find something to watch now with our TV Guide and Streaming Guide.


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