James Gunn Reveals Clark Kent’s ‘Superman: Legacy’ Age

Expect a Superman in his prime!

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James Gunn has disclosed a vital piece of information about his highly-anticipated DC Universe movie Superman: Legacy. Taking to BlueSky, a popular social media platform, Gunn confirmed that his Superman would be the same age as the actor who portrays him, David Corenswet.

Born in 1993, David Corenswet is now 30 years old, indicating that audiences should brace themselves for a Kal-El who is in his prime. Given his age, the focus might be drawn to Superman’s established career at the Daily Planet, one of the most recognized fictional newspapers in the DC Universe.

David Corenswet has been steadily making a name for himself in the entertainment industry with his impressive performances in various projects. He gained significant recognition for his roles in the hit Netflix series The Politician and the slasher movie Pearl.

David Corenswet’s Superman: Legacy portrayal is expected to offer a more traditional take on the beloved superhero and his alter-ego, Clark Kent. While recent iterations of the Man of Steel have explored different aspects of the character, James Gunn has suggested that Legacy features a return to the classic essence of Superman.

Superman’s DC Universe Future

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 Kent and Superman while fighting off villains and saving the world.

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.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.