With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 out of the way, James Gunn is now fully jumping into the DCU, and his first project is going to be his reboot of Superman with Superman: Legacy. Besides David Corenswet being cast as the Man of Steel, the film has also brought in Marvelous Mrs. Maisel lead Rachel Brosnahan to play Lois Lane.
We don’t know how Gunn is going to be treating Lois in his reboot, but Brosnahan does share some teases. Talking to ET, she was asked to give a few words to describe her Lois, Brosnahan went with, “Feisty. Dare I say, marvellous? And fiercely intelligent.”
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Though the character of Lois Lane is considered to be the classic damsel in distress, modern incarnations of her have been rewritten to actually give her some more grit and have her stand beside Superman as an equally important character. Man of Steel has Lois being the one to discover Superman and his secret identity, and My Adventures with Superman frames Lois as the protagonist.
As for Brosnahan, she’s best known to be a spunky Jewish lady comic from the 1960s thanks to her role as Mrs. Maisel, but we don’t know how that will translate to a new character with Lois Lane. No doubt it’s also going to depend greatly on her chemistry with the new Superman, so we’ll just have to wait and see till Gunn gives us our first teaser—whenever that’s going to be.
In the same interview, Brosnahan also shared:
“I’ve really enjoyed the collaboration with James Gunn so far. Every single person involved with this production is such a perfect nerd for Superman. We all grew up watching the movies and some of us grew up reading the comics…
“I feel like it’s being made with so much love. This Superman will have a sense of humour…we’re excited to both put our own spin on things but also honour the material we love so much.”
Superman: Legacy is expected to hit theaters on July 11, 2025.