Legacy’ – The Hollywood Reporter
Lady Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan has been shortlisted to play Lois Lane in James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy, sources stated The Hollywood Reporter.
According to sources, Brosnahan delivered an “exceptional” test for the spook Daily planet reporter but may be in the older range for what Gunn hopes to achieve with his vision for Man of Steel — one that focuses on Metropolis’ heroes with 20-something characters.
Nevertheless, the Emmy-winning actress would love the opportunity to play the iconic comic book character alongside actresses such as Amy Adams, Erica Durance, Kate Bosworth, Elizabeth Tulloch and Margot Kidder, among others. .
“I mean, look, take everything you read on the internet with a grain of salt is my first piece of advice,” Brosnahan joked The View when asked about the story THR broke saying that she is shortlisted for the character. “Look, it would be amazing. I grew up watching Lois Lane, this very talented journalist, far from being a damsel in distress, and I would jump at the opportunity if it arose.”
Other contenders for Lois Lane include Emma Mackey, who stars in Netflix’s Gender Education and it will be Greta Gerwig Barbie, Bridgerton actress Phoebe Dynevor and Samara Weaving, last seen in Scream VI.
However, sources also warn that some actresses have not gone through any kind of screen test and have just been in the mix. One source said THR that some of the names in the ring are currently just part of a “chat room list,” with another source noting that the filmmakers and the studio are “nowhere near a decision” .
David Corenswet, who starred in Netflix’s Hollywood and recently played a leading role in Pele, among the leading candidates to play Clark Kent. Euphoria star Jacob Elordi was also considered for the role of Kent, but sources say he did not sign up for the part. Nicholas Hoult seems to be the only person considering Lex Luthor’s Superman archeology.