When co-CEOs Gunn and Peter Safran announced that they were creating a new DCU, fans expectedly had reservations as to the decision. Those who were looking forward to seeing more of Henry Cavill as the Last Son of Krypton were especially disappointed when he confirmed he was no longer Superman after all.
Slowly, DC fans and followers are becoming hopeful but wary of what is to come for their favourite boy scout alien. Having All-Star Superman as a reference to his upcoming superpowered DC hero, Gunn went on to work on his script and was even able to finish and submit it prior to the start of the writers’ strike.
Gunn’s successful delivery of the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie for Marvel Studios is actually helping the track for his Superman: Legacy movie. Given that the filmmaker is also the writer for the currently blazing movie at the box office, people are getting more positive with the thought that maybe having his idea for a new Superman won’t be so bad after all.
Contrary to what some people are jokingly saying, he isn’t going to cast his wife as Clark Kent’s Lois Lane. The character that can only be considered a soulmate across the galaxy for the Man of Steel. Superman: Legacy needs its Lois Lane, and apparently, the studio is already with its shortlist of 4 candidates. Some are even speculating that they have already chosen from it.
Superman: Legacy is keeping Its Lois Lane Choice Secret
The Hollywood Reporter writes an update as to the casting news for the much-awaited reboot of DC Studios’ Superman franchise. Apparently, four names are listed forward to be the next Lois Lane after the previous DCEU’s Amy Adams.
While they also write that DC Studios is nowhere near making a definite decision, it may be likely that Gunn will be choosing one from the following four, in alphabetical order:
Rachel Brosnahan. Brosnahan is the 2018 Winner of Primetime Emmy’s Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Among her previous works are Elena of Avalor, 50 States of Fright and The Courier, among many others. Interestingly, she is already in pre-production for the television series Lois & Varga for Amazon.
Phoebe Dynevor. Dynevor is a Satellite and Screen Actors Guild nominee in 2021 for her performance as Daphne Bridgerton in the original Netflix series Bridgerton. She has two more recent projects, namely Fair Play and Bank of Dave. Upcoming projects include I Heart Murder, Anniversary, The Threesome, and Wichita Libra.
Emma Mackey. Mackey is the winner of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Rising Star Award for 2023. She is popularly known as Maeve Wiley in the television series Sex Education. Other previous works include Emily, Death on the Nile, Eiffel and many more. Aside from Hot Milk, audiences will get to see her alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in Barbie.
Samara Weaving. Weaving is a multi-award-winning actress with 37 titles under her belt. Her most recent works include playing Laura Crane in Scream VI, Constance Moore in Babylon, Marie-Josephine in Chevalier and Olivia Allan in The Valet. She has six titles in various stages of production coming up which are Borderline, Liz, Down the Rabbit Hole, Azrael. Bella, and 200% Wolf.
Superman: Legacy’s Lois Lane Depends On James Gunn’s Decision
The search is definitely on, and the four actors above are mentioned as having a high possibility of being the daring reporter of the Daily Planet meant to capture Clark Kent’s heart. Apart from Clark’s parents, Lois is his anchor to humankind. While he is aware that he isn’t of the Earth, his heart belongs to the people in it.
James Gunn has already described that his Superman will be someone people would love to give a hug to. If the comic book reference to his movie is any indication as to the characteristics of Superman: Legacy’s Lois Lane, aside from her being in her mid-twenties in age, Lois would have to have the smarts and emotional strength to stand by Clark.
As of the moment, not one of the above actors has a definite indication of stepping into the test stage for Lois Lane. However, they did note that Brosnahan gave an “outstanding” audition. The only concern is her age since the 32-year-old candidate is a few years older than Gunn’s initial idea.
Other actresses may also be on the list, which are not mentioned in the report. Of course, all will be revealed in due time as the roster gets filled accordingly. Many are speculating the cast will be introduced during this year’s San Diego Comic Convention, and we are among those who are waiting patiently for the announcements.
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