James Gunn Shows Off ‘Superman’ First Look At David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan On Set

April 18 marks the debut of 'Action Comics' #1 from 1938, where Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster debuted their Man of Steel.

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James Gunn takes to social media for Superman’s birthday to show off a first look at the set featuring David Corenswet, who plays the new Man of Steel, and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane.

“On this day in 1938 the first superhero entered our atmosphere via the imaginations of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster,” posted Gunn on Twitter.

Gunn continued, “He gave us someone to believe in, not because of his great physical power, but because of his character and determination to do right no matter what.”

Gunn added, “Happy #Superman Day to all of you! #UpUpandAway.”

Superman debuted in the pages of Action Comics #1 on April 18, 1938 by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster.

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What is James Gunn’s Superman about?

DC describes Gunn’s Superman as telling the story of the Man of Steel’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.

Superman is the true foundation of our creative vision for the DC Universe,” said James Gunn in the big DCU announcement. “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. 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.”

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Who is the cast?

The film also stars Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor; Isabela Merced is Hawkgirl; Nathan Fillion is Green Lantern Guy Gardner; Edi Gathegi is playing Mister Terrific; María Gabriela de Faría is playing The Engineer; Anthony Carrigan is Metamorpho; Skyler Gisondo is Jimmy Olsen, Sara Sampaio is Eve Teschmacher, Terence Rosemore as Otis, and Wendell Pierce is Perry White. Pruitt Taylor Vince is Jonathan “Pa” Kent, and Neva Howell is playing Ma Kent.

Mille Alcock is also playing the DCU Supergirl who is rumored to first appear in the film.

When does James Gunn’s Superman get released?

Gunn is currently filming the movie in Atlanta. Superman gets released on July 11, 2025.

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