Superman: Legacy It quickly became one of the most anticipated and intriguing comic book movies of the 1920s so far. The upcoming reset of the DC universe from James Gunn and Peter Safran, with Superman Being the first major film in the new continuity, it has many people interested to see how DC will be different under DC Studios’ new leadership.

After a decade when the DCEU and Snyderverse failed to excite general audiences in the same way the MCU did, it was clear more than a few things needed to change. It was one of the first major changes Gunn and Safran announced after coming aboard DC man of steelHenry Cavill will not return to play Clark Kent/Kal-El, and instead, the role of Superman will be recast for the new movie directed by Gunn.

Well, after months of reporting and theorizing about who the next man in the cape will be, we finally have our answer. David Corenswet He’ll be the latest actor to step into the man of tomorrow’s red shoes — with The wonderful Mrs. Maisel Co-star Rachel Brosnahan stars opposite him as Lois Lane in The Superman: Legacy. Corenswet will be the fourth actor to play Superman on the big screen, following in the footsteps of Christopher Reeve, Brandon Routh, and Cavill.

Plus, like all of these actors, Corenswet is far from a household name at this point. He’s definitely appeared in quite a few projects over the years, but he’s far from a movie star. If you are looking to get to know the actor from before Superman: Legacy Hitting cinemas in 2025, here are 10 of the biggest movies and shows he’s appeared in:

10 Hollywood (2020)


One of the most notable additions to Corenswet films is HollywoodRyan Murphy’s Netflix mini-series, which was released in 2020. Corenswet has worked with the legendary producer on more than one occasion, and his role in Hollywood It was his first time starring in one of Murphy’s shows. Set in late 1940s Hollywood, right after the end of World War II, Corenswet plays a young warrior who moves to Tinseltown to pursue his dreams of becoming an actor.

while Hollywood The series Murphy produced may not be the best reviewed, Corenswet made for an excellent leading man, and he really carried a lot of the wholesome energy needed to play a role like Superman.

9 State Affairs (2018)

David Korenswet in Affairs of State

Back in 2018, Corenswet starred in one of his first feature films, state affairs. The film had a very limited theatrical run, but was mostly made available through a direct-to-broadcast release. state affairs is a political thriller of sorts in which Corenswet plays Michael Lawrence, a congressional aide who has an affair with the wife of the senator he works for. To hide the issue, the movie’s characters go to great lengths. The movie may not be widely known, and the reviews for it weren’t great, but it was a foot in the door for Corenswet, who has managed to build that lead role into subsequent projects.

Related: Rumor: Alexander and Bill Skarsgård Are Both Up for the Role of Lex Luthor in Superman: Legacy

8 Essential (2017)

Sherlock and Watson in Elementary
CBS Television Distribution

Early in Corenswet’s career, shortly after graduating from Juliard in 2016, the actor made a guest appearance on the CBS series Sherlock Holmes. primary. He appeared in the 19th episode of the fifth season called “High Heat” in which he plays a character named Houston Spivey. This was only a one-off appearance for Corenswet, as he did not reprise his role in future episodes and seasons.

It was a solid starting point though primary, which starred Johnny Lou Miller as Holmes, was a moderately successful detective show of the week based on some of the best mystery novels ever published. This episode as well as the rest primaryis currently available to stream on Hulu.

7 Look Both Ways (2022)

David Corenswet and Lili Reinhart in Netflix looks both ways

Another romantic comedy on Netflix that features Corenswet in the lead role Look both ways. The movie is an interesting re-imagining of the comic, with its story split into two different realities. In one, main character Natalie Bennett – played by Lili Reinhart – gets an unexpectedly positive pregnancy test. In the other case, the test is negative.

The film follows two different paths of Bennett’s life as she tries to follow her dreams. Corenswet plays a character named Jake, a central romantic interest for Bennet, who mainly appears in reality where she is not pregnant.

6 Twister (2024)

Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton in Twister
Warner Bros.

Well, this movie hasn’t actually been out yet, but if things continue on the right track, it will be out before Superman: Legacy Releases in 2025. Tornadoes It is the upcoming sequel to the 90’s disaster movie CycloneStarring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton. The film, which is currently in production, stars Corenswet in a supporting role, while the lead roles are filled with the likes of Daisy Edgar Jones, Glen Powell and Anthony Ramos.

Very little is known about the film’s plot, with fewer details available regarding Corenswet’s character. However, the Universal/Warner Bros. co-production is expected to be a solid hit when it’s released in the summer of 2024.

5 We Own This Town (2022)

David Korenswet as David McDougall in HBO's We Own This City

Last year, Corenswet also had a role in the HBO series We own this city, which was based on the true story and corruption scandal involving a gun tracking task force set up by the Baltimore Police Department. The show was very well received, holding a 93% Certified Fresh approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This score makes the series the highest rated project in Corenswet’s career at the moment. We own this city It featured a wide cast, which included Jon Bernthal in the lead role. Corenswet played a detective named David McDougall, who was from Maryland law enforcement.

4 House of Cards (2018)

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in Netflix's House of Cards

Another small role Corenswet had earlier in his career was a guest appearance in the final season of Netflix house of cards. As Netflix’s first premium original series, house of cards It was once a cornerstone of the broadcaster, but the series had to be overhauled significantly after star Kevin Spacey made a number of serious allegations against it. The final season of the show was written by Frank Underwood for Spacey and the focus shifted solely to Robin Wright’s character, Claire Underwood. In this vein, Corenswet appeared during a flashback in one of the show’s final episodes.

He played a young man named Reed, who was romantically involved with Claire in college and was a rival of sorts for young Frank. Coincidentally, Corenswet’s Superman: Legacy Co-star Rachel Brosnahan also appeared in house of cardsalthough she was cast as the older Rachel Posner for the first three seasons.

Related: Superman: Legacy could introduce another major set of characters for DC

3 Lady in the Lake (2023)

Lady in the lake novel
Faber and Faber

Here’s another entry on this list that isn’t actually released yet, but is sure to be a good entry. Corenswet is set to play a supporting role in the upcoming Apple TV+ limited series lady in the lake, which is based on the novel of the same name. Among the handful of new projects Corenswet is linked to are: lady in the lake Is the group that will be released soon. It’s a mystery show that also stars the likes of Natalie Portman, Moses Ingram, Brett Gilman, and Noah Jube. While no official release date has been announced for lady in the lakelikely to debut sometime in the latter half of 2023.

2 Politician (2019-20)

David Korenswet in The Politician

Corenswet’s other major collaboration was with Ryan Murphy on the Netflix show politician. The series only ran for two seasons, but Corenswet has a major role in both. Without spoiling anything too specific about his character, Corenswet plays River Barkley, a political rival of sorts to main character Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), but also serves as a good friend, romantic interest, and general conscientious objector to Hobart. was through politician That Corenswet was really introduced to a wider audience, the show was a solid hit for Netflix, Murphy, and everyone involved.

1 Pearl (2022)

David Corenswet and Mia Guth in Pearls
Universal Pictures

Finally, the role that made Corenswet a more recognizable name among movie addicts was his role in the 2022 horror film Pearl. Directed by Tea West and starring Mia Goth, this film was widely considered one of the best horror films of 2022. It served as a prequel to the film Xwhich was released just a few months ago, and it built on a lot of the great things that the movie did.

Corenswet plays a role simply called “The Projectionist,” who plays a huge role in helping the titular character Goth pursue her dreams of becoming a movie star. Corenswet plays one of the biggest roles in the PearlHis performance in the film is generally considered to be one of his best in any of his projects to date.


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