Wednesday, April 24, 2024

DC Studios Finds a New Superman in David Corenswet and Rachel “Mrs. Maisel” As a Perfect Lois Lane


James Gunn is kicking up a fuss at DC Comics.

He announced big three way race for a trio of couples who auditioned to be the new Superman and Lois Lane.

Now he’s chosen his couple, and he’s picked one from column A and another for column B. Even though Nicholas Hoult auditioned with Rachel Brosnahan, the former actor didn’t make the cut.

Instead, the Emmy winning Brosnahan has been selected as Lois Lane. And David Corenswet, and up and comer, will play Superman aka Clark Kent.

Gunn played mix and match, which is just fine. Corenswet (whose middle name is Packard, which he would have used in the 1950s) is less known but has worked a lot. Brosnahan, after her heralded run as Midge Maisel on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” is going to steal this movie. How can she not? If any actress is already gifted in fast talk and quipping, it’s Brosnahan.

Soon we’ll find out who will play Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Lex Luthor, and so on. Please God this movie isn’t the same origin story from Krypton cradle to Smallville farm field. At this point we all know the OG sagas of Superman, Batman, Spider Man, etc. How about one where the super hero has parents who weren’t killed and decided to make money off their kid? I’m up for Pa Kent taking bribes from Lex.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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