SUPERMAN: LEGACY Actress Rachel Brosnahan Reveals What Attracted Her To The Role Of Lois Lane

SUPERMAN: LEGACY Actress Rachel Brosnahan Reveals What Attracted Her To The Role Of Lois Lane SUPERMAN: LEGACY Actress Rachel Brosnahan Reveals What Attracted Her To The Role Of Lois Lane

While walking the red carpet for the SAG Awards, actress Rachel Brosnahan disclosed the two reasons why she had a strong desire to play Lois Lane in Superman: Legacy.

By MarkJulian - Feb 25, 2024 11:02 AM EST
Filed Under: Superman: Legacy

Following the Superman: Legacy table read, actress Rachel Brosnahan is back on the red carpet. 

Just like this year's Emmys, Brosnahan was assailed by a bevy of Legacy questions while walking to the entrance of the SAG Awards.

When Variety caught up with Brosnahan, they asked her why she was attracted to the role of Lois Lane.

In response, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star stated, "I grew up on the Donner Superman movies with Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder. I have always loved Lois Lane. She's smart and ambitious and can be funny, and she knows that she's the smartest person in the room more often than not. I've just always loved this character so when the opportunity came around- I've been such a fan of James Gunn from afar."

Variety also asked about the table read and the viral cast photo, Brosnahan confirmed that actual filming starts next week.

"Yes, we start shooting next week...It's been moving around a little bit but some pieces are being shot next week and then some, the week afterward.

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, Terence Rosemore as Otis and Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho.

Additionally, Nicholas Hoult has been confirmed by Gunn to portray Lex Luthor in the film. Milly Alcock was also recently cast as Supergirl and is also expected (but unconfirmed) to appear in Legacy, as well.

Recently, the full main cast assembled in Atlanta for the first time for a table read as Gunn looks to officially start filming, potentially on Monday. With cameras officially rolling next week, there's a strong chance we might get our first look at David Corenswet's Kingdom Come-inspired Superman suit.

In addition to filming in Atlanta on a sound stage, Legacy is also scheduled to film in Cleveland, Ohio in a location that could potentially be used for the Hall of Justice. The shoot is also scheduled to film in Hell, Norway for scenes that many fans believe will be used for the Fortress of Solitude.

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

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bobevanz - 2/25/2024, 11:07 AM
Amazing casting all around. I have faith
xfactor - 2/25/2024, 11:14 AM
This film and cast, has the potential to possibly supercede the original donner films.
RolandD - 2/25/2024, 11:18 AM
Oh , it’s just another repeat casting by James Gunn. Wait! What?
TheVisionary25 - 2/25/2024, 11:21 AM
She gets it.

I honestly think she has the potential to top Erica Durance as my favorite live action Lois Lane thus far!!.

dragon316 - 2/25/2024, 11:27 AM
Cough pay check job
TheLight - 2/25/2024, 11:28 AM
I have full confidence in her as Lois. She not only looks tremendously like the character but she gets her and thinks like her. All good signs for hopefully things to look forward to.

On a side note, anyone find it kind of strange that Superman himself, David Corenswet has been radio silent since his casting? In the beginning it was understandable, most likely by both he and Gunn, but we keep hearing from all other cast mates except him.
ObserverIO - 2/25/2024, 1:34 PM
@TheLight - Well he's Russian you see. Doesn't speak a word of english. He has a translator explain his lines to him and then he works with a language and dialect coach to get the lines right. He's been giving red carpet interviews to the Russian press ever since this thing started.

According to google translate he recently said:

"I very happy to be playing American hero and to win respect of American populace. I am grateful for to James Gunn awarding me opportinity to subvert American audiences with evil Russian philosophies. We will soon see the new order of communism. It won't be long now."

In a very separate interview at a Vanity Fair party, he was quoted as saying:

"Henry Cavill ain't got shit on me!"

He was very drunk.
WarMonkey - 2/25/2024, 1:34 PM
@TheLight - that's a good point. Makes me think it's deliberate. And if so, I think I like the strategy. He's playing Superman so not much he could do to increase interest anymore, but if he messes up he might end up costing the film lots money. May as well let the character sell itself.
TheLight - 2/25/2024, 3:16 PM
@ObserverIO - Well that will explain why his final suit will look a little something like this😂.

TheLight - 2/25/2024, 3:18 PM
@WarMonkey - That's what I've been thinking since his casting. We still haven't really seen a clear pic of him at present. I get it, but it still doesn't make it any less irritating. No offense to the other superhero characters, but my focus is on Big Blue.
ModHaterSLADE - 2/25/2024, 12:37 PM
Looking like Jessica Jones in the thumbnail.
Forthas - 2/25/2024, 1:02 PM
"She's smart and ambitious and can be funny..."

TheNewYorker - 2/25/2024, 1:16 PM
Without reading a single thing I’ll just assume it was money, and the fame that’ll come with it.
garu - 2/25/2024, 1:48 PM
she's perfect

not just for the role

just generally speaking
Allredsun - 2/25/2024, 2:46 PM
Suit reveal next week? Fingers crossed
TheVisionary25 - 2/25/2024, 3:18 PM
@Allredsun - that would be great!!
TheLight - 2/25/2024, 3:19 PM
@Allredsun - I hope so! I want some brave soul to leak a sneak peak of Corenswet as the Pantheon.
MotherGooseUPus - 2/25/2024, 6:06 PM
I liked her before...but this answer makes me love her... can't wait for this movie, God I hope it's good
RubyRhod - 2/25/2024, 8:57 PM
Superman Legacy's Rachel Brosnahan says "Superman will have a sense of humor"
Rated G and Comedy confirmed! ugh!
WakandanQueen - 2/26/2024, 4:56 AM
She's perfectly cast

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