SUPERMAN: LEGACY Director James Gunn Says David Corenswet "Had A Hard Time Fitting" In Henry Cavill's Suit

SUPERMAN: LEGACY Director James Gunn Says David Corenswet "Had A Hard Time Fitting" In Henry Cavill's Suit SUPERMAN: LEGACY Director James Gunn Says David Corenswet "Had A Hard Time Fitting" In Henry Cavill's Suit

Superman: Legacy director James Gunn has revealed that our new Man of Steel, David Corenswet, screen-tested in Henry Cavill's costume, and the suit didn't quite fit...

By MarkCassidy - Jan 22, 2024 09:01 PM EST
Filed Under: Superman: Legacy

Though it's probably going to be quite a while before we get a look at it, we know that David Corenswet will don a brand-new costume when he debuts as our new Man of Steel in Superman: Legacy.

Now, director James Gunn has revealed that the actor - along with everyone else who screen-tested for the role - did so in the "previous suit" that Henry Cavill wore for his DCEU appearances.

However, the filmmaker notes that Corenswet "had a hard time fitting."

We've all seen the Instagram photos of Corenswet looking like he's packed on some serious muscle for this part, but that wasn't what gave him the trouble. As it turns out, at 6'4, he was a bit too tall (Cavill is 6'1).

Gunn hasn't really given us any hints about the new costume, but filmmaker Dan Marcus did respond to the GOTG Vol. 3 director's Threads post by claiming that someone who works on Legacy told him the suit "is not gonna be what we're expecting."

We can't imagine Gunn will stray too far from the classic blue and red color scheme, but he might well take a few risks with the overall design.

The DCU reboot will also star Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane and Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, along with Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern Guy Gardner, and Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho.

More recently, Sara Sampaio signed on to play Lex's assistant/lover Eve Teschmacher, and Skyler Gisondo has been cast as Jimmy Olsen.

Members of the anti-hero team The Authority are also expected to appear, and María Gabriela de Faría (Animal Control) has been cast as Angela Spica/The Engineer.

Supergirl is also rumored to make her debut ahead of her own Woman of Tomorrow movie, but that's yet to be confirmed.

We're still not sure exactly how these other superheroes will factor into the story, but Gunn has previously revealed that Superman's dual-life as both Clark Kent and the Man of Steel will be explored in the film, suggesting that these characters will be his "super friends." Whether they'll be part of an actual team or not remains to be seen.

“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.”

Production is reportedly scheduled to get underway this March.

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Feralwookiee
Feralwookiee - 1/22/2024, 9:35 PM
I just hope they washed it first. 🤪
TheNewYorker
TheNewYorker - 1/22/2024, 10:48 PM
@Feralwookiee - I bet you’d gladly lick that suit clean.
MisterDoctor217
MisterDoctor217 - 1/23/2024, 12:17 AM
@TheNewYorker -

I definitely would lmao
AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 1/22/2024, 9:35 PM
Gunn throwing some shade🤡🤡🤡
Ryguy88
Ryguy88 - 1/23/2024, 7:42 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - calling one guy too tall is throwing shade at another guy who is tall but not as tall?
RolandD
RolandD - 1/23/2024, 11:13 PM
@Ryguy88 - I would be so happy with 6’1”.
StSteven
StSteven - 1/22/2024, 9:41 PM
"the Superman suit is not gonna be what we’re expecting and is very curious for how fans are gonna react." I'm calling it now: it's going to be his birthday suit, kinda similar to what Chris Evans wore in "Not Another Teen Movie" with the whipped cream and cherry, but also a big "S" in strawberry sauce on his chest. That DEFINITELY fits the description AND Gunn's sense of humor. 😜
JFerguson
JFerguson - 1/22/2024, 10:02 PM
@StSteven - oh ho ho. Gunns speciality. Just like how he didn’t give clothes to Groot. The hack!
StSteven
StSteven - 1/22/2024, 10:55 PM
@JFerguson - Yep. Surprised that we made it through all three GotG movies without a single reference to Groot's "twig" or "branch" or whatever. In the case of Superman, maybe he has a costume that only appears in the light of our yellow sun (like his powers) and the rest of the time he's running around covered in sundae toppings like a cut scene from "Magic Mike"?
GhostDog
GhostDog - 1/22/2024, 9:49 PM
Gunn said Cavill too small
THEDARKKNIGHT1939
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 1/22/2024, 9:51 PM
A whopping 3 inches.
Feralwookiee
Feralwookiee - 1/22/2024, 10:04 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 -
THEDARKKNIGHT1939
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 1/22/2024, 11:29 PM
@Feralwookiee -

RolandD
RolandD - 1/23/2024, 6:08 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - At my height I would gladly take another three inches.
regularmovieguy
regularmovieguy - 1/22/2024, 9:57 PM
@Forthas rn:

xfactor
xfactor - 1/22/2024, 10:32 PM
@regularmovieguy - lol I almost choked laughing 😂
HulkisHoly
HulkisHoly - 1/23/2024, 11:05 AM
@regularmovieguy - 😂😂😂😂
newhire13
newhire13 - 1/22/2024, 9:59 PM
I imagine it’ll be pretty old school. Brighter colors, red trunks etc
dragon316
dragon316 - 1/23/2024, 3:28 AM
@newhire13 - to bad wolverine doesn’t have blue trunks and red belt as he had in comics and cartoon
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 1/23/2024, 4:14 AM
@newhire13 - I was gonna say "Bring Back the Red Undies!"
OptimusCrime
OptimusCrime - 1/23/2024, 6:27 AM
@dragon316 - what makes you bring up Wolverine?
GeneralChaos
GeneralChaos - 1/23/2024, 12:58 PM
@newhire13 - No trunks. Maybe some red but no trunks.
xfan320
xfan320 - 1/22/2024, 10:00 PM
If they're going old-fashioned for Superman's persona, than there really isn't any other way to go for his costume than to be 100% comic accurate. Hope that's what they mean by "not being what people expect"
cyclopstb
cyclopstb - 1/22/2024, 10:01 PM
Nobody wears Cavill's Suerman suits, but Henry Cavill himself.
Kurne
Kurne - 1/22/2024, 10:07 PM
Cavill also has oddly short arms. I assume with the height difference + those adjustments to his suit, it would have come up above David's forearms lol.
TheLight
TheLight - 1/22/2024, 10:12 PM
"Not that this matters at all, but I heard from a friend who is working on LEGACY that the Superman suit is not gonna be what we’re expecting and is very curious for how fans are gonna react. Take that for what you will."





I am NOT liking the sound of that.
AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 1/22/2024, 10:26 PM
@TheLight -



Damn.....




Gunn better not screw this up😅
TheLight
TheLight - 1/22/2024, 10:32 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - Dude, you know when they say that, they know they are about to piss off the fandom and my faith has been shaky since Gunn's appointed seat as director.
DeadClunge
DeadClunge - 1/23/2024, 3:54 AM
@AmazingFILMporg - whatever he comes out with he will be praised for it.
marvel72
marvel72 - 1/22/2024, 10:16 PM
I doubt it, Cavill was f*ckin huge.
gtabreaker
gtabreaker - 1/22/2024, 10:19 PM
The Suit was smelling pussy for sure.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 1/23/2024, 4:16 AM
@gtabreaker - Well, Henry did date Penny for a while
Buckkit
Buckkit - 1/22/2024, 10:21 PM
Of course he did, Corenswet is 3 inches taller than Cavill...
NinnesMBC
NinnesMBC - 1/22/2024, 10:31 PM
I'll take a shot in the dark about what the suit will be like for most of the film.





TheLight
TheLight - 1/22/2024, 10:34 PM
@NinnesMBC - Or this,


NinnesMBC
NinnesMBC - 1/22/2024, 10:40 PM
@TheLight - Likely as well, yes.
Timerider
Timerider - 1/22/2024, 11:20 PM
@TheLight -
Or something like this.
NinnesMBC
NinnesMBC - 1/23/2024, 12:05 AM
@Timerider - Resembles too much the show itself, it would have to be maybe like the first ever cover he appeared in when the symbol looked more like a triangle.

Not that I think the suit will look as good as Tyler's or Brandon Routh's from his 2006 film and the Kingdom Come inspired one for Crisis, personally *shrug*
MG0019
MG0019 - 1/23/2024, 1:18 AM
@NinnesMBC - I think the Superman Returns suit is the worst supersuit so far. For me, not a fan of the colors, muted red alongside baby blue. Heavy leather cape. But I think the cardinal sin; Small S. I need that S big and bold 😅

Kingdom Come suit was cool tho.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 1/23/2024, 4:24 AM
@MG0019 - " I think the Superman Returns suit is the worst supersuit so far."

You sure about that?
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