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Published on March 01, 2024
Philadelphia's Own David Corenswet Takes Flight as Superman in Upcoming DC FlickSource: Flickr / Gareth Simpson

Philadelphia-born actor David Corenswet is on the brink of stardom as he prepares to don the iconic red cape for the upcoming "Superman" film. Corenswet, who has roots in both Shipley School in Bryn Mawr and the University of Pennsylvania, joins an ensemble cast in the latest movie from the DC Universe. With production already underway, the actor is also ready to quickly make a name for himself with two other film releases, "The Greatest Hits" and "Twisters," set for this year. According to PhillyVoice, Corenswet's rise from the City of Brotherly Love to superhero fame wasn't overnight, but a result of years of honing his craft.

Adding to the buzz, director James Gunn has unveiled the first look at Corenswet's Superman costume, signaling a thrilling new chapter for the venerated character. Gunn, known for his active social media presence, had already informed fans that the film is poised to quickly soar into theaters exclusively on July 11, 2025. The reveal, as shown on ComicBook.com, has sparked conversation and anticipation, allowing audiences a peek at the modern incarnation of the Man of Steel.

Also fueling Superman's excitement is Rachel Brosnahan, who will portray Lois Lane alongside Corenswet's Clark Kent. To commemorate the start of filming, Brosnahan shared a behind-the-scenes video on TikTok featuring herself, Corenswet, and Nicholas Hoult, who plays Lex Luthor. "A supervillain, a journalist, and an alien walk into a bar," she joked in the video, which quickly raked up views with Superman-themed music and peeks at the lead actors. According to CBR.com, Brosnahan has promised to bring a "fiercely intelligent" Lois Lane to the screen and emphasized that the film will not only capitalize on humor but also offer a relatable superhero narrative.

With his upcoming films and lead role in "Superman," Corenswet is set to firmly establish himself within the film industry. The anticipation around "Superman" has fans on pins and needles, eager to see how Corenswet will quickly embrace and embody the legendary superhero. His journey from his Philly beginnings to superhero status is a testament to his dedication and skill, attributes that will undoubtedly shine through when the film hits theaters next year.