The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Skyler Gisondo has been cast as the iconic DC Comics character Jimmy Olsen in Superman: Legacy. Gisondo is a significant addition to the cast of the film, which is poised to play a crucial role in the reimagining of the DC Universe under the guidance of James Gunn and Peter Safran.
A character known for his close association with Superman, Jimmy Olsen first made his debut in the world of DC Comics back in 1941. Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, Olsen is often portrayed as a photojournalist working at the Daily Planet, the same newspaper where Clark Kent, Superman’s alter ego, is employed. Over the years, Jimmy Olsen has evolved from a mere side character to a more developed and integral part of the Superman storyline, often serving as a key ally and friend to the Man of Steel.
Skyler Gisondo brings a wealth of acting experience to Superman: Legacy. He has previously showcased his acting prowess in various notable projects, blending a mix of comedy and drama. Gisondo’s most recognized works include roles in Santa Clarita Diet and The Righteous Gemstones. He was last seen in the Peacock series The Resort.
Superman: Legacy star David Corenswet is also diligently preparing for the upcoming shoot, as recent photographs have revealed. The actor has visibly packed on a significant amount of muscle, gearing up for his role as the Man of Steel.
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 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.
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. 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.
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