Warner Bros. and DC Studios are making significant progress in the search for the leading roles in the highly-anticipated Superman: Legacy. After months of reviewing numerous audition tapes, Deadline reports that the studios are on the verge of conducting a second round of testing to finalize their selections. The upcoming in-person tests, scheduled to occur around Fathers Day weekend, will see Warner Bros. executives and DC co-heads Peter Safran and James Gunn meet with the potential stars.
Nicholas Hoult, David Corenswet and Tom Brittney are among the top contenders set to audition for the iconic character of Clark Kent, also known as Superman. The search for Lois Lane is equally promising, with Emma Mackey, Rachel Brosnahan and Phoebe Dynevor vying for the DC Comics role.
Superman: Legacy will not only focus on the central characters but also introduce new faces to James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Universe. According to reports, Legacy will 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. 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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