The casting of Fillion, in particular, should come as no surprise as the actor frequently makes appearances in the works of “Superman: Legacy” writer-director (and current DC Studios co-CEO) James Gunn. Fillion has worked with the filmmaker on everything from the 2006 horror comedy “Slither” to this year’s “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3,” in which he played an arrogant alien security guard called Master Carja. He’s also played the Green Lantern before, appearing as Hal Jordan in several animated DC films going all the way back to 2011’s “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.”
“Pearl” actor Corenswet won the role of alien superhero Clark Kent in June after months of speculation about who would lead the closely-scrutinized upcoming film. Meanwhile, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan is set to play Lois Lane. Though fans will surely flip about former Hal Jordan Fillion’s turn as the hero on the big screen, I’m especially excited to see Merced take on another blockbuster role. The actress has stolen scenes in everything from the adoption comedy “Instant Family” to “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” and is set to be everywhere in the next few years with upcoming roles in “Madame Web” and the John Green book adaptation “Turtles All The Way Down.”
“Superman: Legacy” hits theaters on July 11, 2025.