The superhero set is getting a new face, and it belongs to none other than David Corenswet, better known as Jack from the Netflix series "The Politician." If tabloid lore is to be believed, word is out that Corenswet has landed a spot in the upcoming Warner Bros. production "Superman: Legacy."
News of Corenswet playing the iconic character, previously played by Henry Cavill and Christopher Reeve, has sparked excitement and curiosity among movie lovers and comic enthusiasts alike. Here is everything you need to know about David Corenswet and his upcoming role as Superman.
From Broadway to Hollywood
Corenswet is no stranger to the entertainment industry. Having grown up in Philadelphia, Corenswet attended the Juilliard School in New York, where he pursued a career in theater. After graduating, he made his Broadway debut in 2016 in the revival of the play "The Last Tango in Paris."
Moving forward, he has done several other theater productions since then, including "Of Good Stock" and "The Cardinal." Corenswet then transitioned to the movie scene in 2019 with the release of the film "The Perfect Date" and his role in the Netflix series "The Politician."
A Versatile Actor
Corenswet's acting skills have been hailed by critics for his versatility and ability to take on different roles. From a charming high school student to a ruthless political operative and now a superhero, he brings a unique range to the table.
This is evident in his roles in "The Politician." Here, he plays a character suffering from substance abuse. Similarly, in "Mainstream," the star plays a struggling artist.
The film "Superman: Legacy is an upcoming Warner Bros. movie. And it is not expected to be released until 2025. The movie will follow a new storyline that is not based on any specific comic book publication. It was initially reported that Michael B. Jordan was cast to play the role of Superman in the movie, but it was later revealed that Jordan would not be playing Superman.
Thus, the news of Corenswet’s casting came as a surprise to many, with many people asking if he is capable of saving the day in a major blockbuster. Corenswet shared via social media that he is honored to have been chosen to take on the role. Only time will tell if he can pull through on the big screen as Superman.
Everything Else You Need to Know About the American Actor
What else is there to know about David Corenswet? The 30-year-old Hollywood icon is an animal rights advocate. He supports the non-profit organization The Humane Society of the United States.
Likewise, he is also very passionate about mental health awareness and has openly shared his struggle with depression and anxiety. Recently, he has gotten engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Ryan, and the couple regularly shares their love for each other on social media.