Superman: Rachel Brosnahan Teases John Williams Score With David Corenset and Nicholas Hoult

Just how closely will the new Man of Steel movie resemble the Richard Donner and Christopher Reeve films?

Just how closely will the new Man of Steel movie resemble the Richard Donner and Christopher Reeve films?

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  • New Lois Lane, Rachel Brosnahan, releases video featuring John Williams Superman music score
  • James Gunn shares first look at David Corenswet’s costume on social media
  • Gunn’s version of Superman is set to be released in theaters on July 11, 2025

For the Man of Steel’s birthday, new Lois Lane, Rachel Brosnahan, has released a video that features the John Williams Superman music score with appearances by a newly shaved David Corenswet and a bald Nicholas Hoult who plays Lex Luthor.

Director and co-head of the DCU, James Gunn, also shared a first look tease at the new costume and announced a new title for the flick, which is now simply Superman.

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Via James Gunn social media: First look at David Corenswet costume

Now filming

“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,” posted Gunn.

Gunn added, “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.  Making our way to you July 2025.” 

Watch the video:

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How closely will Gunn’s version resemble the Donner films?

Regarding the John Williams music score, that was the music used for the Richard Donner movies starring Christopher Reeve as well as for Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns which starred Brandon Routh as the same version of the Man of Steel.

Donner’s first movie was also titled Superman: The Movie and the sequel was titled Superman II, so gunn dropping “Legacy” in favor of just “Superman” definitely brings up Donner vibes.

Speaking of, James Gunn is also using characters specifically created for the Donner movies in his version as Sara Sampaio is playing Eve Teschmacher, and Terence Rosemore is playing Otis.

With Gunn using Ms. Teschmacher and Otis, as well as Rachel Brosnahan teasing the John Willliams score, just how closely will Gunn’s version resemble the Donner version? Fans are already questioning how close it will be and are a bit concerned as Bryan Singer tried paying homage to the Donner films but it backfired.

Also, now that filming has started, while we see that David Corenswet has shaved his beard, we still haven’t had a full look at the new Man of Steel who sports a new buff bod.

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Gunn’s Superman flies into theaters in 2025

Superman arrives in theaters on July 11, 2025.

The cast also includes Isabela Merced as 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, and Sean Gunn is also playing Maxwell Lord in the DCU, though it’s unconfirmed if he will be in SupermanMilly Alcock is also playing the DCU’s Supergirl, rumored to first appear in Superman prior to her solo Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow film.

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.

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