DC Studios has bet the farm on James Gunn and rebooting the DC universe. Gunn will write and direct “Superman: Legacy” to kick things off, and a ton is riding on that film.
Naturally, the casting of this film is critical. Many DC fans aren’t happy that Gunn decided to move on from Henry Cavill as Superman.
We now have the highly anticipated announcement of the new Clark Kent and Lois Lane with David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan playing these iconic characters in James Gunn’s film.
Brosnahan is a brilliant choice. She’s beautiful and has the look that makes her an easy fit for the role. Just take a look at the photo above. She was brilliant in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” showing off her comedic skills and boundless charisma. She’ll be a perfect Lois Lane.
As for David Corenswet, we’ll see if he has the gravitas to pull of Superman, but he certainly has the look. Just go to his IMDb page and check out the photos. He’s a dead ringer for a stereotypical Superman, just like Henry Cavill and Christopher Reeve.
We’ll see what happens with “Superman: Legacy,” but DC and Gunn seem to be off to a good start.
Someone wake up Lou Dobbs. I mean, Spidermen and Batmen hailing from the UK is one thing, but what’s Henry Cavill going to do, fight for truth, justice and the British way? Will Luthor try to do him in with a Kryptonite crumpet?
But, seriously, folks, the main reason I’ve decided to put off this week’s box office round-up is that the entire geek film Internet is having a fangasm because Mike Fleming and La Finke and also, possibly, la Harry, broke the news this morning that busy working English thespian Henry Cavill is the new man from Krypton.
If, like me, your first reaction to the news is “Who’s Henry Cavill?,” the answer is that he’s best known as a macho nobleman on TV’s “The Tudors.” The assumption is that producer-director Zack Snyder and company are going with a more ultra-masculine Superman in reaction to the underrated and underseen Brandon Routh, but thats probably jumping the gun. Let’s see what he actually does with the part. If, like me, you’ve never watched “The Tudors,” Cavill also played supporting roles in the 2002 version of “The Count of Monte Cristo,” and as the obnoxious Humphrey in Matthew Vaughn’s underrated and underseen, “Stardust,
I still haven’t decided just what I think of Zack Snyder as a filmmaker and I haven’t seen enough of Cavill to have a pre-opinion here though, just looking at some of his pictures, he seems a slightly better fit to me for either James Bond or Batman, both characters he was actually in the running to play. Still, my hunch is he’ll do fine. I would, however, like to remind casting directors that Americans can save producer’s substantial sums on dialect coaches. Or, let’s make the next 007 American, and in two or three years, when they decide to do a Harry Potter reboot (this time, he’ll be tougher and sexier) let’s make him a Yank as well. America’s acting superheroes needs jobs!