Actor David Corenswet bulked up bigtime to play Clark Kent in Superman: Legacy.
In 2023, it was announced that David Corenswet had been cast to play the titular superhero in Superman: Legacy. He has since endured intense physical training in order to pack on pounds of muscle to better look the part. Per ComicBookMovie.com, before-and-after images of Corenswet, showcasing how he looked before his training compared to how it’s been going, have gone viral online. Though Corenswet isn’t wearing his Superman tights in the “after” photo, it’s still very clear that he’s gotten much, much bigger compared to when his casting was first announced. The comparison can be seen below.
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David Corenswet has been keeping a pretty low profile amid his Superman: Legacy training, and his transformation may be even more extreme by the time he’s seen in public once again. Production is gearing up, with fellow cast member Nathan Fillion teasing how table reads are just a matter of days away at this point. According to reports, Superman: Legacy is expected to start filming in March. Even after production, Corenswet may be wanting to keep up with his new workout regimen, as chances are he will continue to make further appearances in the DCU as the new Superman.
Rachel Brosnahan Has Teased David Corenswet’s Fight Training
“[I’m] having a lot of great conversations with James [Gunn] and David [Corenswet]. They’ve been out in Atlanta doing some fight training,” Lois Lane actress Rachel Brosnahan said of the movie in January, per THR. “I’m begging James to let me in there and show off these guns, but to no avail, yet.”
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David Corenswet might have the most drastic transformation, but he’s not the only actor who has been officially confirmed to appear in Superman: Legacy. Other known cast members include Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, and Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen. There are also rumors that Supergirl may appear in the film after it was confirmed that the DCU’s version of that character will be played by Milly Alcock.
It’s also known that Superman: Legacy will be the first feature film in the DCU, but not the first foray into that world for fans. Coming later in 2024, the animated series Creature Commandos will officially launch the new continuity. However, James Gunn has also teased that other DCU projects will start production in 2024.
Superman: Legacy will be released in theaters on July 11, 2025.
Follows the titular superhero as he reconciles his heritage with his human upbringing. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way in a world that views kindness as old-fashioned.
- Release Date
- July 11, 2025
- Nicholas Hoult , Rachel Brosnahan , Skyler Gisondo , David Corenswet
- Main Genre