The roles of Superman and Lois Lane in the upcoming movie Superman: Legacy have been cast on actors David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan.
Henry Cavill, a British actor, was fired from the superhero franchise last year, which led to the new casting.
The Hollywood Reporter states that the two were one of six actors vying for the roles.
James Gunn, the director, wrote on Twitter that the two "are not only both wonderful people but also incredible actors.".
The 2022 thriller Pearl, the Netflix series The Politician, and the miniseries We Own This City are all known for featuring Philadelphia native Corenswet, 29.
His first major studio film leading role will be in this one.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, an Emmy-winning hit from Amazon, is the show's title character. The 32-year-old Brosnahan first gained notoriety in the Netflix series House of Cards.
Superman: Legacy, which focuses on the title character balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing, will serve as "the true beginning of the DCU," according to Gunn, who recently took over the superhero franchise alongside producer Peter Safran.
The movie will debut in the summer of 2025 as part of a brand-new slate of films and television shows dubbed Chapter One: Gods and Monsters that will be released over the following ten years.
There have only ever been three actors to portray Superman on the big screen: Christopher Reeve in 1978, Brandon Routh in 2006, and Henry Cavill in 2013's Man of Steel.
The Justice League and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice both featured Cavill.
After giving a screen test for the DC Studios co-chairs while dressed in costume and makeup, Corenswet and Brosnahan were ultimately chosen for the roles, according to Deadline.