SUPERMAN Star David Corenswet Reveals DCU Reboot's Comic Book Influences During Screening Appearance

SUPERMAN Star David Corenswet Reveals DCU Reboot's Comic Book Influences During Screening Appearance SUPERMAN Star David Corenswet Reveals DCU Reboot's Comic Book Influences During Screening Appearance

During an appearance at a screening of his new movie, The Greatest Hits, David Corenswet revealed some of the comic book storylines James Gunn's Superman will be taking inspiration from...

By MarkCassidy - Apr 08, 2024 09:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Superman: Legacy

Superman star David Corenswet made a surprise appearance at a screening of his new movie, The Greatest Hits, last night, and he fielded a couple of questions about the upcoming DCU reboot.

As you'd expect, the actor didn't go into much detail, but he did reveal some of the comic book runs writer/director James Gunn took inspiration from - though he also notes that the movie is very much its "own thing."

Corenswet mentions All-Star Superman (which we knew about), and Superman for all Seasons, the 4-issue limited series by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. Published in 1998, the story parallels the Man of Steel's origin via narration from four of the people closest to him, Jonathan Kent, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor and Lana Lang.

You can check out a brief video clip of Corenswet speaking below.

Superman will also star Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, 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.

Milly Alcock's 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.

“Overjoyed to be announcing the start of principal photography on SUPERMAN today, February 29, which just so happens to be – coincidentally and unplanned – Superman’s birthday,” Gunn captioned the logo photo. “When I finished the first draft of the script, I called the film ‘Superman: Legacy.’ By the time I locked the final draft, it was clear the title was SUPERMAN,” he added. “Making our way to you July 2025.”

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GhostDog
GhostDog - 4/8/2024, 9:40 AM
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TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 4/8/2024, 9:58 AM
@GhostDog - if we get this scene in live action..

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GhostDog
GhostDog - 4/8/2024, 10:32 AM
@TheVisionary25 - we NEED IT.
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 4/8/2024, 10:35 AM
@GhostDog - we need Superheroes having more human moments like this rather then just punching
marvel72
marvel72 - 4/8/2024, 9:41 AM
All Star Superman is my favourite Superman story.
Forthas
Forthas - 4/8/2024, 9:43 AM
If he becomes weak during today's eclipse over the United States then I will believe that Cornsweat is Superman.
UniqNo
UniqNo - 4/8/2024, 9:48 AM
Well at least we can see he's not a hulking behemoth. He looks quite average there, but i guess there's no reference for height in that video.
JackBurton1
JackBurton1 - 4/8/2024, 9:54 AM
@UniqNo - He's way bigger that what he was...way....bigger.Probably a legit 6'4ish around 225ish.
UniqNo
UniqNo - 4/8/2024, 10:00 AM
@jst5 - To be fair he was quite a slim/skinny guy to begin with.
JackBurton1
JackBurton1 - 4/8/2024, 9:03 PM
@UniqNo - He was....and putting on weight for taller guys doesn't look the same as it does for shorter.I'm right at 6'5(Corenswet is about my height) and we're probably about the same weight 225 to 230ish and I'm into bodybuilding also.You put me and him next to someone say 5'11 to 5'10 195ish and we'll make this person look like a child.
BruceWayng
BruceWayng - 4/8/2024, 9:49 AM
Go Birds!
clintthahamster
clintthahamster - 4/8/2024, 9:49 AM
"LA where the film is set, where we shot it"

James Gunn REVEALED to have moved Superman Setting from Metropolis to Los Angeles in Shocking Move
Mixedsuperman
Mixedsuperman - 4/8/2024, 9:50 AM
He wasn't referring to James Gunn when he was talking about (director loving music and shooting in LA for the movie.) He was talking about the director for the movie he just starred in. The movie he was there promoting, not SUPERMAN. SUPERMAN wasn't shot in LA and its not set in LA.
Monkeyballs2
Monkeyballs2 - 4/8/2024, 9:54 AM
@Mixedsuperman - relax. Hew was making fun of Josh.
MG0019
MG0019 - 4/8/2024, 10:11 AM
@Mixedsuperman - I was going to say, I was real confused.

Because Superman is not done filming, so far they’ve only filmed in Norway (?), snowy country. Aaaaand, LA doesn’t exist in DC*

Freakin Josh

*I know some DC maps include LA and NY, but they’re never mentioned in stories. We all know Gotham/Metropolis is NY, and some other city is LA/SanFran lol
clintthahamster
clintthahamster - 4/8/2024, 10:11 AM
@Monkeyballs2 - It's true, I was.
Mixedsuperman
Mixedsuperman - 4/8/2024, 10:17 AM
@Monkeyballs2 - I was talking about the main article not Clintthamster lol. I didn't even see his post until after mine posted lol.
Mixedsuperman
Mixedsuperman - 4/8/2024, 10:19 AM
@MG0019 - Right! I happen to know bc I saw that video last night and he didn't mention Gunn there. I was like there is no way I missed the news that SUPERMAN is talking place in LA lol.
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 4/8/2024, 9:55 AM
He’s not talking about James Gunn in those clips but Ned Benson…

The giveaway being him saying they shot the movie in L.A which is where the one he’s promoting “The Greatest Hits” is shot while Superman is in Atlanta.

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Anyway , the influences of All Star & For All Seasons seem spot on so just hope it reflects in the final film…

I’m optimistic that it will , looking forward to it!!.
mck13
mck13 - 4/8/2024, 9:58 AM
This movie will FAIL!!! SUPERMAN will be a CORNY/GOOFY movie with tons of laughs!! Otis & Lex will be comic relief!!!! The Henry Cavill LOOKALIKE will save cats out of trees & wear the tight undies....they will not explain his origin or the story & will expect you to jump right in. SMFH!!! Gunn is ONLY good at CLIST CHARACTERS!! He's AVOIDING Dis MAIN characters cuz he will make em dumb & GOOFY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DC does not care about the fan ba$e so they will NOT get a DIME from ME!! Ill watch on BOOTLEG website ONLY!!
clintthahamster
clintthahamster - 4/8/2024, 10:14 AM
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Patient2670
Patient2670 - 4/8/2024, 2:12 PM
@mck13 - Wow. Thanks for the well informed heads-up. I mean it, Someone who clearly has no interest in this movie, still taking to time to come here to warn us about it before it's even been completed... How generous of you. You're a giver, that's what you are.
Zupernova
Zupernova - 4/8/2024, 3:57 PM
@mck13 - Superman has always been a corny character and he sometimes jokes around with some of the smaller criminals he fights. Not just Christopher Reeves, but pretty much every incarnation of Superman besides Henry Cavill.
They aren't explaining the origin because everyone knows the origin already. The Batman also skipped the origin because everyone already knows about the death of his parents and such, so why redo it?
HermanM
HermanM - 4/8/2024, 9:58 AM
For All Seasons is the best continuity to base a Superman story off of, since it is literally in line with the John Byrne origin, which is the all time best version of the character to date, so this is only a good thing.

As for Corenswet, something about him reminds me of John Krasinski.
DeadClunge
DeadClunge - 4/8/2024, 10:00 AM
He looks jacked af
UniqNo
UniqNo - 4/8/2024, 10:08 AM
@AquaClunge - He really doesn't, at least in my opinion. It's a bad video though.
DeadClunge
DeadClunge - 4/8/2024, 10:11 AM
@UniqNo - I know I'm playing man 😭 I should have put quotation marks around my original post. 💀

He looks small whilst in a sweater, I got the feeling this suit is going to be over padded
UniqNo
UniqNo - 4/8/2024, 10:17 AM
@AquaClunge - Haha, fair enough.

Even 2006's Routh looks bigger in comparison ( to this image). I'm sure Gunn know's what he's doing though, but i really hope it's not a padded mess.
DeadClunge
DeadClunge - 4/8/2024, 10:53 AM
@UniqNo - yep defo Routh whilst not Henry's size still looked big. This guy just looks small. I'm open to be proven wrong the way I was with Pattinson batman though (as in his size didn't really matter when in the suit).
Superspecialawesomeguy
Superspecialawesomeguy - 4/8/2024, 3:08 PM
@UniqNo - Yeah I think that it's mostly because the video imo, he looks bigger in some of the still photos that I've seen:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GKm4v4DbgAAthZJ?format=jpg&name=large

Even before then he looks like he's already put a considerable amount of size:

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Although that being said I don't think that he'll actually get to Cavill's size, (who had a bit more mass on him and has a more stockeir frame in general, unlike Corenswet whos proportions seem almost identical to that of Christopher Reeve) I think in abest case scenario he'll look like a more muscular version of how Reeve did in Superman III.

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MotherGooseUPus
MotherGooseUPus - 4/8/2024, 10:11 AM
I really really hope this is a great movie, not just for the DCU, but for Superman. I really enjoyed MoS and i hope this one is just as good or better
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 4/8/2024, 10:26 AM
One of those very rare instances where dream casting actually pans out, and I couldn’t be happier. Shit movie or not, this guy is going to smash the shit out of this role.

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UniqNo
UniqNo - 4/8/2024, 10:32 AM
@FireandBlood - true but i'm just more excited we finally have a hottie as Lois! not since Erica Durance has this been true.

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FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 4/8/2024, 10:50 AM
@UniqNo - What?! Nah, Amy Adam’s is smoking hot! Hotter than Rachel, even.
PartyKiller
PartyKiller - 4/8/2024, 10:56 AM
@FireandBlood - They are both duds. People see them on film & print & it makes them think they look better than they do.
UniqNo
UniqNo - 4/8/2024, 10:57 AM
@FireandBlood - She's aight, more mommyish to me, but they really dressed her down in Mos and the follow ups. Plus she always seemed a better fit for Lana imo being redhead and all.
marvel72
marvel72 - 4/8/2024, 12:59 PM
@UniqNo - This statement is 100% correct.
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 4/8/2024, 10:45 AM
There’s this warmth to both All Star Superman and For All Seasons that I think suits Gunn well…

His humor can be hit or miss but the guy can do heart well so I can see him bringing the feels!!.

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Demigods
Demigods - 4/8/2024, 10:45 AM
I'm a little bummed that he doesn't really look all that built in the video. Here's to hoping it's just the sweater hiding some serious mass.

But, I'm STOKED that the comics they used to influence the script seem to really get the Man of Steel's true character and what makes him great.
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