Superman: Legacy | New Man of Steel’s Age Revealed
After months of speculation, the age of the new Superman in DC’s cinematic reboot has finally been revealed. Thanks to a confirmation from director James Gunn (The Suicide Squad (91%)), it has been revealed that actor David Corenswet, who will replace Henry Cavill in the iconic role, will play a 31-year-old Iron Man in the upcoming film. Superman: Legacy.
Nicholas Hoult lost the role of Batman and lost the role of Superman too
The age of the new Superman has been the subject of debate and speculation ever since DC’s reboot was announced. Although Superman: Legacy is not an origin story, instead exploring an earlier part of the hero’s life, details about the character’s age have been scarce until now. Through a post on Twitter, James Gunn shared the news that David Corenswet’s Superman will be the same age as the actor, that is, 31 years old. With the start of filming scheduled for the first half of 2024 and Corenswet’s birthday on July 8, this puts the Man of Steel in his thirties during the events of the film.
Henry Cavill vs David Corenswet
It is interesting to note that Henry Cavill, who previously played a Superman (Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (27%), Zack Snyder’s Justice League (82%)), is currently 40 years old. However, Corenswet will be bigger than Cavill when the latter starred in Man of Steel (55%) in 2013, since Cavill was 29 during production.
James Gunn’s Approach to Superman: Legacy
Before you go, you might want to read: Superman: Legacy | Bill Skarsgård and Alexander Skarsgård are the frontrunners to play Lex LuthorSuperman: Legacy will hit theaters on July 11, 2025, and fans are eagerly awaiting to see James Gunn’s new take on the Man of Steel and how he will integrate into the rebooted DC universe. With David Corenswet assuming the mantle of Superman and the promise of a story that explores the hero’s Kryptonian heritage and human upbringing, the film is expected to provide an exciting experience for DC fans and movie lovers in general.