Fans Pick Their Favorites as James Gunn Continues His Search for the Cast of ‘Superman Legacy’ After Henry Cavill’s Exit

Published 06/18/2023, 5:30 PM EDT

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DCU has taken over the minds of viewers for quite some time now. The latest revelation about Henry Cavill as Superman again set the internet ablaze in the past few months. It was revealed that his iconic character was supposed to make a comeback along with Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman in The Flash. However, James Gunn and Peter Safran stole their chance instantly after coming into power. Following the spread of this news, people were left with heavy hearts failing to grasp this sad news. However, it looks like the new update on Superman Legacy has lifted their spirits a little.

Discussing Films recently shared the news on Twitter that James Gunn is doing screen tests for his highly anticipated film. The actors who are participating include David Corenswet, Nicholas Hoult, and Tom Brittney for Superman. Notably, the race for Lois Lane is down to three: Phoebe Dynevor, Emma Mackey, and Rachel Brosnahan. It appears that the famous director is getting closer to finding his perfect pair.

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Last month, Deadline reported that the executives have started watching the audition tapes of the actors. And now the shortlisted names are up for the second round of tests. All the celebrities running to replace Henry Cavill somehow have an uncanny resemblance to the actor. Especially, Brittney and Corenswet have the same blue eyes and jawline.

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This news has come weeks after the rumors of Pierson Fodé starring in Superman Legacy stirred the internet. Now, seeing this final list, fans have started putting in their suggestions for the roles. Twitteratti have flooded the comment section of the post expressing their excitement for the final call.

Fans suggest new names in place of Henry Cavill as Superman

Putting forward their opinions, many fans stated that David Corenswet and Emma Mackey are the perfect fit. They have shared pictures and videos that show how the Look Both Ways star is made for it. Since his name popped up for taking this iconic superhero, he has been considered the topic choice. Not to mention, the 29-year-old is the only actor who matches the age criteria Gunn wanted for the character.

Some people who are still not over the fact that Cavill has exited this universe are mocking their plans to replace him.

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It is important to note that DC Studios has not come to any conclusions yet. These are just assumptions made by some die-hard fans awaiting the movie.

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Who would fit perfectly in the iconic suit of Superman? Let us know your views in the comment section.

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Shikha Arya is an experienced entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, having contributed over 1000 articles to the platform. She holds a Master's degree in English Literature from a prestigious university and has honed her writing skills over three years. Shikha's forte lies in crafting thought-provoking pieces about the lives of pop culture icons.

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