Superman Star David Corenswet Looks Unrecognizable In New Photos

David Corenswet is ready to play Superman!

David Corenswet Superman DC Comics

New photos of Superman: Legacy star David Corenswet have captured the attention of DC Universe fans, as they showcase the actor’s impressive physical transformation for his role in the comic book movie.

Captured by photographer Annie Watt, the photos show off a noticeably bulked-up David Corenswet, demonstrating the extensive work he has put into developing his physique for the role of Superman. The actor’s commitment to embodying the physicality of Superman is evident in the pictures, where he appears almost unrecognizable ahead of his debut as the DC Comics icon.

David Corenswet has been rigorously training for months to step into the role of Kal-El in Superman: Legacy, a film that is set to inaugurate the new DC Universe envisioned by James Gunn and Peter Safran. Before Superman: Legacy hits the screens, however, DC fans will be treated to Creature Commandos, an animated series penned by Gunn himself.

While Corenswet continues his training regime for the role, James Gunn has indicated that the reveal of the Superman suit is not imminent. Fans speculate that the first glimpse of Corenswet in the iconic suit will likely coincide with the commencement of the film’s production.

Set to begin production in March 2024, Superman: Legacy promises a fresh take on the iconic superhero saga, featuring David Corenswet stepping into the role of Superman, previously portrayed by Henry Cavill. Joining Corenswet in this new chapter of the Superman story is Rachel Brosnahan, who will bring to life the character of Lois Lane, the intrepid journalist and Superman’s love interest.

What to expect from Superman’s DC Universe debut

Superman: Legacy is a much-anticipated project, given that Clark Kent has been an integral part of the DC Universe for over 80 years, with various iterations and adaptations across different media. The movie promises to explore the character’s origins and his struggles to balance his dual identities as Clark and Superman while fighting off villains and saving the world. The choice to focus on the early years of his career is a bold move that could potentially breathe new life into the character and appeal to a younger generation of fans.

James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room, and a unified storyline across film, television, animation, and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.

Superman: Legacy is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 11, 2025. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the DC Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Rick Lemoine

Rick Lemoine

Raised on a hearty dose of Marvel and DC comics, Rick combines his love for superheroes with a knack for writing about Hollywood's brightest.