James Gunn 'Blown Away' by Superman: Legacy Auditions
On Blue Sky social media, James Gunn posted his reaction to the actors auditioning for Superman: Legacy, admitting, "I'm blown away," and calling his shortlist of actors "among the best I've ever seen..."
"Amazing amazing weekend of auditions for Superman: Legacy. I'm blown away by some of these actors, among the best I've ever seen or worked with."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actors the filmmaker and studio head are referring to consist of X-Men's Nicholas Hoult, Twisters' David Corenswet, and Tom Brittany, who are vying for the role of Superman/Clark Kent.
This group was reportedly being mixed and matched in screen tests from June 16 - 20 on the Warner Bros. lot.
Superman: Legacy is expected to begin filming in January 2024.
When to Expect Superman: Legacy Casting Announcement
Despite fan disappointment over Man of Steel's Henry Cavill being recast, James Gunn's past projects prove he has an eye for talent.
The fact these actors impressed the director so highly will hopefully inspire confidence in whoever Gunn tapes for these iconic roles.
Now, while it's true that the filmmaker enjoys keeping fans in the loop on social media, his latest post suggests a casting announcement is likely on the way.
If so, Superman: Legacy's casting has the potential to be the biggest story of the event.
Superman: Legacy arrives in theaters on July 11, 2025.