Director James Gunn (56, Suicide Squad, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3) has found the lead actors for his planned Superman adventure. American actors David Corenswet (29) and Rachel Brosnahan (32) will play Clark Kent and Lois Lane in Superman: Legacy.

Gunn confirmed this on Twitter Tuesday (local time) and cited a related report from the film magazine The Hollywood Reporter. Both incredibly good actors and wonderful people,” Gunn wrote about the duo.

Henry Cavill has been in Superman since 2013.

Corenswet is known for the Netflix series The Politician and Hollywood, Brosnahan for the series House of Cards and films such as Boston and To Die for a Dollar.

Superman: Legacy is about the origins of a superhero sent to earth by his parents from the planet Krypton. There he is found by a childless couple in the US state of Kansas, and he grows up like Clark Kent. Theatrical release is scheduled for July 2025.

In the long history of Superman adaptations, Christopher Reeve, Brandon Routh and Henry Cavill become an actor on the big screen. (dpa/ari)

teaser image: © imago images/Mary Evans/Mary EvansxAF ArchivexWarner Bros. via www.imago-images.de