Premiere: July 11, 2025

Though it won’t be the first DCU project to be released, Peter Safran has referred to Superman: Legacy as the “start of the DCU.” Referred to as a “four-quadrant film” by James Gunn, the goal is to make the film “for everyone” and that’s a tough job. To do so, Gunn is looking to take the Man of Steel back to his roots as “the embodiment of truth, justice, and the American way.” “He is kindness in a world that thinks of kindness as old-fashioned,” said Gunn of Kal-El, who will be established as a major player in the new DCU in Superman: Legacy.

The search for the DCU’s Superman and Lois kicked off in earnest in May when Gunn and crew began screen-testing actors. Following the tests, David Corenswet landed the part of Kal-El and Rachel Brosnahan rose to the top of an impressive list of talent to become the DCU’s Lois Lane. Several months later, Nicholas Hoult–who also read for the role of Superman–was cast as Lex Luthor.

Superman: Legacy will feature a handful of other metahuman heroes who are already active in the world when the movie takes place. Edi Gathegi’s Mr. Terrific will be joined by Hawkgirl (Isabela Merced) Green Lantern Guy Gardner (Nathan Fillion) and Metamorpho (Anthony Carrigan). María Gabriela De Faría is set to play another comic book hero, The Engineer, but with a twist: the character will be one of the film’s villains.

On February 29th, 2024, James Gunn revealed that production had begun on the film which had been retitled Superman.


  • David Corenswet as Clark Kent/Kal-El
  • Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane
  • Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor
  • Skyler Gisondo actor as Jimmy Olson
  • María Gabriela De Faría as Angela Spica/The Engineer
  • Edi Gathegi as Michael Holt/Mr. Terrific
  • Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl
  • Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner
  • Anthony Carrigan as Rex Mason/Metamorpho
  • Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher
  • Sean Gunn as Maxwell Lord (rumored appearance)
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