‘Superman’: David Corenswet In New Suit Unveiled From James Gunn Film

Superman filmmaker James Gunn and star David Corenswet have posted on social media the new Man of Steel suit.

It’s a rather rugged costume, not as pristine as previous feature iterations, indicating the edgy take that Gunn is taking here with his movie. The film will be Warner Bros.’ fourth time revamping the DC superhero in longform (not counting big screen serials) following filmmakers Richard Donner (1978), Bryan Singer (2006) and Zack Snyder (2013).

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Corenswet follows in the footsteps of such actors playing the son of Jor-El in feature films as Christopher Reeve (1978-87), Brandon Routh (2006) and Henry Cavill (2013-2022).

This is a unit shot, it’s not an overly produced CGI shot, and it’s indicative of what we’ll see in the film. Not everything is green screen, and that creates an environment that’s significantly better for the actors.

Corenswet won the role over three actors after two days in full Superman costume last summer before the actors’ strike commenced. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan landed the role of his main squeeze, Lois Lane. For Corenswet, Superman is the biggest role of his career to date following parts in projects like Pearl, The Politician, Hollywood and We Own This City. 

Superman also stars Nicholas Hoult (Lex Luthor), Skyler Gisondo (Jimmy Olsen), Sara Sampaio (Eve Teschmacher), Edi Gathegi (Mister Terrific), Terence Rosemore (Otis), Anthony Carrigan (Metamorpho), Isabela Merced (Hawkgirl), Nathan Fillion (Guy Gardner), María Gabriela de Faría (The Engineer) and Wendell Pierce (Daily Planet editor Perry White.)

Superman, which is shooting in Georgia, is opening on July 11, 2025. The movie kicks off the first phase of Gunn and Peter Safran’s new DC empire “Gods and Monsters.”

This morning, Henry Cavill, who was passed over to reprise the role, began trending on social with many drawing comparisons to how similar the get-up here of Corenswet’s is to the former Man of Steel star.

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