Over the weekend, we got our first inkling of which actors might be in contention to fill the three lead roles in James Gunn's Superman: Legacy, and Rachel Brosnahan was one of the names said to be in the running for Lois Lane.
Though Gunn declined to comment on who may or may not have auditioned, the trades believe that Brosnahan, Emma Mackey (Barbie), Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton), and Samara Weaving (Scream VI) all tested for Clark Kent's love interest in the upcoming reboot.
The Marvellous Mr. Maisel star was a guest on The View, and was asked about the Lois Lane reports. While she did stress that everything people read online should be "taken with a grain of salt," her slightly uncomfortable body language might indicate that she is indeed up for the role.
Brosnahan also said that it would be "extraordinary" to land the part, having grown up with the iconic DC Comics character.
Nicholas Hoult (Renfield), David Corenswet (Pearl), Jacob Elordi (Euphoria), and Andrew Richardson (Extrapolations) are said to be in contention to play Clark Kent/Superman.
Gunn reportedly turned in the first draft of his script before the writers' strike, but that doesn't mean the production won't be impacted going forward.
“Superman: Legacy is the true foundation of our creative vision for the DC Universe. Not only is Superman an iconic part of DC lore, he is also a favorite character for comic book readers, viewers of earlier movies, and fans around the world," said Gunn during the DCU slate announcement. "I can’t wait to introduce our version of Superman who audiences will be able to follow and get to know across films, movies, animation and gaming.”
Superman: Legacy is set to hit theaters in 2025.