David Corenswet as Superman in James Gunn's 'Superman'.

David Corenswet as Superman in James Gunn's 'Superman'. Photo: James Gunn's Instagram.


  • James Gunn has revealed the first look at David Corenswet in ‘Superman’
  • The movie is still shooting in Atlanta.
  • ‘Superman’ will be in theaters on 11th July next year.

Given the intense scrutiny of James Gunn’s new ‘Superman’ film –– which, if not already burdened enough by having to launch the latest iteration of the DC superhero figurehead also has to cinematically kickstart the filmmaker’s vision for the overall DC movie and TV universe –– it’s hardly surprising that he chose to get out ahead of those wanting to snap a paparazzi shot of new star David Corenswet in his Superman suit.

In a fun twist from the usual Super-introduction, the shot appears to show Corenswet’s Clark Kent calmly pulling on one of his suit’s boots instead of the standard, all-action first look. And that’s despite some giant threat seemingly outside the window, looming over Metropolis. But we’ll say this: Corenswet certainly looks the part, though some fans are certainly drawing comparisons to Henry Cavill’s ‘Man of Steel’ look.

Filming has been underway on the movie for a couple of months now, with production happening in Norway for some Fortress of Solitude location work and its homebase of Atlanta.



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What’s the story of ‘Superman’?

Rachel Brosnahan, David Corenswet and director James Gunn on the set of 'Superman.'

(L to R) Rachel Brosnahan, David Corenswet and director James Gunn on the set of 'Superman.' Photo: James Gunn's Instagram account.

Little is truly known about the plotline at this point, but Gunn has been clear that he’s eschewing the usual exploding home planet Krypton/arrival in Smallville origin story (though those will likely be referenced) in favor of more of a workplace film with Clark showing up to work at the Planet, where Lois will already be an established reporting star.

Peter Safran, Gunn’s co-chief of DC Studios (and a producer on the movie) said this about the new movie during the duo’s big announcement about DC films and series going forward:

“It focuses on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way. He is kindness in a world that thinks of kindness as old-fashioned.”

Who is appearing in ‘Superman’?

James Gunn and the cast of 'Superman.'

(Center) James Gunn and the cast of 'Superman.' Photo: James Gunn's Instagram Account.

Alongside Corenswet as Clark Kent/Supes, Rachel Brosnahan will be Lois.

Also in the cast? Nicholas Hoult (Lex Luthor), Skyler Gisondo (Jimmy Olsen), Nathan Fillion (Guy Gardener), Isabela Mercad (Hawkgirl), Anthony Carrigan (Metamorpho), Terence Rosemore (Otis), Edi Gathegi (Mister Terrific), Sara Sampaio (Eve Teschmacher) and María Gabriela de Faría (Angela Spica/The Engineer).

That’s the main ensemble; we can expect an appearance from Gunn’s brother Sean (a regular in his movies, who has played the likes of Kraglin and provided the on-set reference performance and voice for Rocket Raccoon in the ‘Guardians’ franchise) as the villainous Maxwell Lord.

And finally, Milly Alcock is likely to have a cameo as Kara/Supergirl, Superman’s cousin, ahead of her own movie debut.

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When is ‘Superman’ in theaters?

Gunn’s ‘Superman’ is scheduled to launch in theaters on July 11, 2025.

New 'Superman' logo.

New 'Superman' logo. Photo: James Gunn's Instagram Account.

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