SUPERMAN: The Actor Playing The Daily Planet's Steve Lombard May Have Been Revealed

SUPERMAN: The Actor Playing The Daily Planet's Steve Lombard May Have Been Revealed

Following months of speculation about Steve Lombard making an appearance in James Gunn's Superman, a new behind-the-scenes photo may reveal who will play Clark Kent's colleague at The Daily Planet...

By JoshWilding - Jun 05, 2024 08:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Superman: Legacy

There's been chatter online for a while that James Gunn's Superman might include Steve Lombard. While it's still not confirmed, a new behind-the-scenes photo of the movie's cast has sent speculation into overdrive. 

As you'll see below, Saturday Night Live alum Beck Bennett was spotted alongside the cast and crew, leaving many fans convinced he's playing the Daily Planet's cocky sports columnist. 

He may have just been visiting friends, of course, but the facial hair does feel like a dead giveaway! 

In the comics, Lombard - created by Cary Bates and Curt Swan in 1973's Superman #264 - is a sports reporter and later sports anchor for the Daily Planet, the same newspaper where Clark Kent and Lois Lane work.

Known for his brash and often arrogant personality, Steve is depicted as a former professional football player who brings his jock mentality to the newsroom. He is notorious for playing practical jokes on his colleagues, especially Clark, whom he perceives as a mild-mannered and unassuming reporter.

As for Bennett, the comedian was an SNL cast member between 2013 and 2021 and has appeared in the likes of Zoolander 2, The Angry Birds Movie, and Bill & Ted Face the Music. If he is in Superman, we'd bet on it being a minor role.

Stay tuned for updates.

Superman tells the story of Superman's journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.

David Corenswet is playing the Man of Steel, while Rachel Brosnahan has been tapped to star as Lois Lane.

The movie's supporting cast includes Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer, Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher, Wendell Pierce as Perry White, Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen, Pruitt Taylor Vince as Pa Kent, Neva Howell as Ma Kent, and Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor.

Milly Alcock is also expected to make a cameo appearance as Supergirl before taking flight in her own movie, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.

Superman is currently set to be released in theaters on July 11, 2025.

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TheFinestSmack
TheFinestSmack - 6/5/2024, 8:40 AM
Another Josh REVEAL!!!!!
Malatrova15
Malatrova15 - 6/5/2024, 8:40 AM
he is integral to the Superman mythos, he embodies the true man that is always harassing co workers , a true staple of amaerica, and n ow Pablo Lyle has a role in our lives, he migth no kang but hey at least he help plpease im in san mateo he is kang lol
mck13
mck13 - 6/5/2024, 11:05 AM
@Malatrova15 - Who gives a sh??!!!
Malatrova15
Malatrova15 - 6/5/2024, 12:05 PM
@mck13 - pls
bobevanz
bobevanz - 6/5/2024, 8:54 AM
Beck Bennet as a former football star? Lol
RegularPoochie
RegularPoochie - 6/8/2024, 4:31 AM
@bobevanz - well they all look like that im real life, same goes with real football players"s0cCeR", hockey etc.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 6/5/2024, 8:55 AM
If Gunn thinks he's worth the part? No arguments here.

Can next summer please come quicker? We've hardly started this year's summer and it's gonna be a loooooong wait.
clintthahamster
clintthahamster - 6/5/2024, 9:25 AM
I don't know much about the character, but Bennet is hilarious, so I'm in.
IronDean2099
IronDean2099 - 6/5/2024, 10:10 AM
Would have preferred Chris Destafano but never mind.
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 6/5/2024, 11:06 AM
@IronDean2099 - didn’t he say he auditioned for it?

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I could see it but Beck I think could be closer to the comics if they do that.
IronDean2099
IronDean2099 - 6/5/2024, 5:52 PM
@TheVisionary25 - he did.
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 6/5/2024, 10:18 AM
I could see it honestly…

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Dude can play a good douchebag lol so I’m down for this casting if true.
mck13
mck13 - 6/5/2024, 11:04 AM
You can obviously tell this site is a BIG GUNN supporter. Cuz I don't give a S about that character at ALL!! Gunn Superman suit sucks!!!
RolandD
RolandD - 6/5/2024, 11:49 AM
@mck13 - Comic Book Movie site, so yeah they are going to cover a Superman movie.
RegularPoochie
RegularPoochie - 6/8/2024, 4:35 AM
@mck13 - you haven't even seen the suit, the "reveal" suit isn't even the real one, it's a test suit and the pic is old asf, if don't notice how small Corenswet is in that you need a new pair of eyes.
RolandD
RolandD - 6/5/2024, 11:50 AM
Known for his brash and often arrogant personality, Steve is depicted as a former professional football player who brings his jock mentality to the newsroom.

Lombard was based on Broadway Joe Namath
PaKent
PaKent - 6/5/2024, 11:51 AM
creepy Gunn smiling, always surrounded by young actresses and young cast members in "BTS photos"
WhateverItTakes
WhateverItTakes - 6/5/2024, 12:12 PM
@PaKent - he's more into young boys
captainwalker
captainwalker - 6/5/2024, 5:59 PM
@PaKent - He's a pedophile
DirkLargepeck
DirkLargepeck - 6/5/2024, 12:00 PM
So I only recognize Nathan Fillion besides Gunn. Who is the girl on the far right?
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 6/5/2024, 12:04 PM
@DirkLargepeck - the one next to Beck Bennett?.

That’s Mikaela Hoover , she’s friends with Gunn and has acted in some of his projects.
DirkLargepeck
DirkLargepeck - 6/6/2024, 1:25 PM
@TheVisionary25 - Thank you!
WhateverItTakes
WhateverItTakes - 6/5/2024, 12:12 PM
How is he related to Gunn
WEAPONXOXOXO
WEAPONXOXOXO - 6/6/2024, 8:16 AM
@captainpinkeye

have you been naughty?
lol
WEAPONXOXOXO
WEAPONXOXOXO - 6/6/2024, 12:27 PM
@captainpinkeye

JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS

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