Check out a before and after of new Superman David Corenswet who is now just massive compared to months prior.
The actor who is listed at 6′ 4″ has packed on the pounds to become the new Man of Steel for James Gunn.
A before and after image has surfaced on Reddit which has over 2800 upvotes shows an image of David Corenswet from around May of 2023 and then another from this past November.
David Corenswet large and in charge
Worth a mention is it’s three months after that, so Corenswet could be even larger in size or maybe he first bulked up to put on size and with the start of filming happening soon, has cut back to achieve a more chiseled look.
Prior Superman Henry Cavill is listed at 6’1″ but it’s safe to say that Corenswet looks a lot bigger than Cavill did in Man of Steel.
Corenswet actually looks twice his size (Isabela Merced also shows off her muscles):
Inspired by All-Star Superman
James Gunn recently said his Superman: Legacy is in part inspired by the DC Comics All-Star Superman story from Grant Morrison; David Corenswet looks a lot like that version of Superman.
“We’re talked a lot about Woman of Tomorrow, but these are more of the comics inspiring #DCStudios and the new #DCU in these early days,” Gunn tweeted. “That doesn’t mean we’re adapting all these comics, but that the feel, the look, or the tone of them are touchstones for our team. Check ’em out!
We're talked a lot about Woman of Tomorrow, but these are more of the comics inspiring #DCStudios and the new #DCU in these early days. That doesn't mean we're adapting all these comics, but that the feel, the look, or the tone of them are touchstones for our team. Check 'em out! pic.twitter.com/34KrVPeEL5— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 2, 2023
The David Corenswet Superman is a big galoot
Gunn also previously described his Superman as a big galoot which seems to fit with the look of the actor as well.
“He’s a big ol’ galoot. He’s a farmboy from Kansas who’s very idealistic. His greatest weakness is that he’ll never kill anybody,” said Gunn. “He doesn’t want to hurt a living soul. I like that sort of innate goodness about Superman; it’s his defining characteristic. He’s not ‘All-Star Superman,’ but again, I’m a huge fan of ‘All-Star Superman,’ and I’m very inspired by [that series].”
Check out more before and after images below.
Superman: Legacy will be released on July 11, 2025. Also starring in the movie includes Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern Guy Gardner, Edi Gathegi playing Mister Terrific, María Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer from The Authority, Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen, Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher, with Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor. Sean Gunn is playing Maxwell Lord in the DCU, though it’s not clear if he will be in Superman: Legacy, and recently saw the casting of Milly Alcock as the new DCU Supergirl who is also thought to first appear Superman: Legacy prior to her own solo movie.
David Corenswet training images: before and after:
David Corenswet and Lucy Boynton are working together again! The former "The Politician" co-stars stripped down to their underwear while filming a scene for their new movie and we have all the pics! https://t.co/H4iwkVWuhN— JustJared.com (@JustJared) October 18, 2022