Before And After Comparison Photos Of SUPERMAN: LEGACY Star David Corenswet Go Viral

Before And After Comparison Photos Of SUPERMAN: LEGACY Star David Corenswet Go Viral Before And After Comparison Photos Of SUPERMAN: LEGACY Star David Corenswet Go Viral

Six-month transformation photos for new Superman actor David Corenswet showcase just how much mass and muscle the Juilliard graduate has packed on for the DCU's first film.

By MarkJulian - Feb 11, 2024 11:02 AM EST
Filed Under: Superman: Legacy

Actor David Corenswet's commitment to becoming the Man of Steel is visually tangible in the latest comparison photos that are going viral on social media.

Between May 2023 and November 2023, it's evident that Corenswet has really packed on some muscle. While he's mostly stayed out of the public eye since the last snap, it's likely that his physique is going to undergo another radical change with the time he has left before cameras on Superman: Legacy reportedly begin to roll next month.

"David Corenswet Evolution"
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The timing of these photos also creates an interesting parallel to the recent comments by Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani, who says he enrolled in therapy after making an insane physical transformation for the MCU film- only for it to flop at the box office and flame out with fans and critics alike. Kumail stated that he'll never make such a drastic physical change for a role, ever again.

DCEU Superman actor Henry Cavill made a similar physical change, going from The Tudors and Immortals to Man of Steel. A decade later and he's still retained his Superman physique, despite the fact that he's no longer portraying the character. Packing of tons of mass can sometimes be a career-altering decision.

Another portion of the the debate among fans is centering on whether Corenswet's "gains" are natural or if he's on "gear"- a weight-lifting term used to apply to various substances that include (but not limited to) anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). 

While gear allows someone to pack on mass and muscle very quickly, it can also lead to long-term side effects including cardiovascular complications, liver disease and severe mood swings. 

Nevertheless, Corenswet's transformation and the use (or lack of use) of gear takes on a decidedly different tone depending on how successful Superman: Legacy is at the box office. If the movie proves to be a hit, likely no one will care whether Corenswet is on gear or natural.

Superman: Legacy, the James Gunn-directed (and written) film stars David Corenswet as Kal-El/Clark Kent, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner/Green Lantern, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Sean Gunn as Maxwell Lord, María Gabriela de Faría as Angela Spica/The Engineer and Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho.

Additionally, Nicholas Hoult has been confirmed by Gunn to portray Lex Luthor in the film.

Currently set for release on July 11, 2025, Superman: Legacy is the first film in Gunn's reboot of the DCEU.  Filming is expected to begin this Spring.

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WhateverItTakes - 2/11/2024, 12:02 PM
Gunn filling his little boy with protein
AmazingFILMporg - 2/11/2024, 12:04 PM
@SomeoneYouLove -

jst5 - 2/11/2024, 12:20 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - You don't need roids anymore to get fast gains....
AmazingFILMporg - 2/11/2024, 12:23 PM
@jst5 -

Stop the nonsense! You think this is chicken and broccoli?

You sound like those women that say they got their big ass doing squats knowing damn well they got a BBL!!!

Stop it🤡
Twenty23Three - 2/11/2024, 12:38 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - it was over half a year ago. I’m not saying he’s not juicing but I’m saying with a studio funded and upheld diet and workout routine, it’s possible
AmazingFILMporg - 2/11/2024, 12:48 PM
@Twenty23Three -

He looks like he has put on atleast 30 pounds of muscle. That is close to impossible in just 6 months.

You really think a studio that is funding a 200 million dollar film will leave it to chance? Nah, they are pumping him with steroids to get the right look. It's just a fact.

Most stars do it. It's safe because they're being monitored by a doctor. It's still impressive and you still need to do all the work.
Matchesz - 2/11/2024, 2:53 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - 30 lbsin 6 months really isnt that unrealistic. You think Christian Bale was on steroids also?
SethBullock - 2/11/2024, 3:35 PM
@Matchesz - Of course Bale has also used steroids, lol.
KennKathleen - 2/11/2024, 3:47 PM
@AmazingFILMporg -
AmazingFILMporg - 2/11/2024, 4:32 PM
@KennKathleen -

Rioded up🔥💪🖖
jst5 - 2/11/2024, 5:05 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - Bud...I played high level college football...if you think people still have to use roids to get fast gains then you're living in the 80's.I didn't say anything about "chicken and broccoli"....
jst5 - 2/11/2024, 5:07 PM
@Twenty23Three - Depends on what you mean by "juicing" roids are so 80's...there are way better things than roids in 2024.
AmazingFILMporg - 2/11/2024, 5:41 PM
@jst5 -

Getting gains is one thing. But lean muscles and low body fat in 6 months. Impossible. Truly. On that pic above looks like he gained 50 pounds and will more than likely have abs.

Come on man. Stop it🤡
jst5 - 2/11/2024, 5:48 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - The dude was probably 185 pds at 6'4 to 6'5....I've seen football players go from 190pds to almost 230pds in 5 months and that's with drug testing done....again if you think you have to take roids in 2024 to get fast gains then you're clueless to this world.
AmazingFILMporg - 2/11/2024, 6:10 PM
@jst5 - he's on the juice, man. It's just a fact. Your lived experience is not the rule.
sully - 2/11/2024, 6:26 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - Sorry so many people are trying to sh*t on you from people who most likely don't lift. I 100% agree with you. To think the guy isn't on at least tren, is totally ignorant. Tell them all to wait when the movie is done filming and watch him drop all his weight again in a few months. Lol
jst5 - 2/11/2024, 6:53 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - Sure bud...
jst5 - 2/11/2024, 6:54 PM
@sully - Didn't say he wasn't on something....I said there are FAR better things in 2024 than roids.
Twenty23Three - 2/11/2024, 8:33 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - all I’m saying that it’s more than possible.
AmazingFILMporg - 2/11/2024, 8:40 PM
@sully -

Yup. It's very odd. It's just science. You can looked jacked with a strict diet and proper lifting but a 200 million dollar backed film and short time is just not possible to get a superman body. Sorry not sorry💁
Humperdink - 2/11/2024, 8:51 PM
@Matchesz -

You think Christian Bale was on steroids also?


If not that then some other PED. The honest Hollywood trainers will tell you that.
sully - 2/13/2024, 1:48 AM
@jst5 - PEDs, SARMS, Peptides, etc. doesn't matter what you consider "better". There is a clear distinction between "enhanced" and non-enhanced individuals and people in the lifting community know what to look for to determine whether someone is or isn't. You aren't going to gain more than 30lbs in lean mass in the 6 months it takes to prep for a role like Corenswet is. No calorie surplus and no excess amount of chicken and rice is going to achieve that without drugs. Period. Tae main argument here is that Corenswet is "natural" which is 100% just not true.

What in your opinion is "far better" than PEDs that isn't considered a drug or prescription? And I swear to god if you say Creatine or some sh*t I'm going to fling you into orbit.
jst5 - 2/13/2024, 10:23 AM
@sully - Creatine?LOL.....bud you're talking to someone who played college football on a high level and was in a locker room of some guys who went on to play in the NFL....creatine is/was a well marketed joke for the people that don't understand what they are using.

Could Corenswet do this "natural"?Sure but that's some rare can do a nice mix of stuff these days...and I fully expect he's on a nice stack of things.HRT,TRT,HGH can do WONDERS for a man these days...I'm speaking from experience here...add that with the right diet and gym program and you can get jacked.TRT is awesome!
Evansly - 2/11/2024, 12:04 PM
Not arguing that it didn't trend again but we had an article about this when the bigger picture first came out. The reddit post even uses the same image comparison
DalekCraigWasson - 2/11/2024, 12:07 PM
Obviously Superman should look big and heroic and blah blah, but can I be honest for a sec? The dehydrated, veins showing look just freaks me the [frick] out. It doesn't look bad ass; it just looks unhealthy.

Shivermetimbers - 2/11/2024, 3:33 PM
@DalekCraigWasson - dehydrated? Unhealthy? You are clearly clueless about health and fitness.
ClintThaHamster - 2/12/2024, 9:42 AM
@Shivermetimbers - Bodybuilders reduce water intake in order make their veins more prominent.
Shivermetimbers - 2/12/2024, 9:52 AM
@ClintThaHamster - no they do it to make their skin and fat layer thinner so that the striations of their muscles are more apparent. Dehydration actually collapses veins and makes them less prominent. These actors do not looks like bodybuilders and definitely not dehydrated looking.
ClintThaHamster - 2/12/2024, 10:40 AM
@Shivermetimbers - I am by no means an expert, and 100% don't know what I'm talking about, I DO know that some bodybuilders cut water to increase vascularity, and some of these dudes do the same thing.
TheShape9859 - 2/11/2024, 12:14 PM
Recycling old news I see
AmazingFILMporg - 2/11/2024, 12:15 PM
@TheShape9859 -

Halloween ends was trash bro.......😐
DarthAlgar - 2/11/2024, 12:21 PM
@TheShape9859 - First time here?
Forthas - 2/11/2024, 12:17 PM
He looks like Henry Cavill!
AmazingFILMporg - 2/11/2024, 12:19 PM
@Forthas -

Gun said : I'm gonna make my own cavill for a quarter of the price🤠
DarthAlgar - 2/11/2024, 12:19 PM
@Forthas - Just let Henry Cavill go.

If they wanted a balding Superman they would have recasted Nicholas Cage.
TheLight - 2/11/2024, 12:26 PM
@Forthas - He looks. Like. SUPERMAN.

Keep up dude.
Forthas - 2/12/2024, 1:46 PM
@DarthAlgar - Bald or not...Henry Cavill is this generation's Superman!
Forthas - 2/12/2024, 1:47 PM
@TheLight - Henry Cavill looks like Superman! Fake Superman looks like a fake Superman.
FlopWatchers5 - 2/11/2024, 12:21 PM
TheOtherOn - 2/11/2024, 12:22 PM
"The actors who just do Hollywood movies now do fantasy adventure nonsense, they wear masks and capes and wear tight costumes. Their job isn't acting anymore, it’s going to the gym twice a day and taking steroids.” ~Ricky Gervais

He slammed them hard during the heyday of MCU movies. Don't think it's gonna change anytime soon, if ever.
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