Variety has revealed that Pierson Fodé, known for his work in the hit CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, is a potential frontrunner for the sought-after role of Kal-El in James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy. Industry insiders have disclosed that Fodé submitted an impressive self-tape, featuring a compelling montage that showcased his striking resemblance to the iconic Clark Kent.
According to the report, Pierson Fodé’s Superman: Legacy audition included glimpses into his upbringing on a farm located in the town of Moses Lake, Washington. The footage showcased his rustic childhood, which bore an uncanny resemblance to the early life of the mild-mannered superhero. This unique glimpse into Fodé’s past appears to have resonated strongly with James Gunn, co-head of DC Studios, who was reportedly captivated by what he saw.
Rumors are also swirling about the potential actor to step into the shoes of the Man of Steel. David Corenswet, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Brittney and Andrew Richardson are among the actors vying for the iconic role of Superman. DC Studios is said to have a particular interest in Corenswet, known for his work on The Politician and Hollywood.
Superman: Legacy will not only focus on the central characters but also introduce new faces to James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Universe. The movie is expected to feature numerous DC Comics heroes who are already established when Legacy begins.
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 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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