We know that James Gunn is on the search for a new Superman, but there are also other characters that need casting, specifically in Clark Kent’s office of the Daily Planet. With Amy Adams delivering a very different Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s films, THR reveals which actresses are currently at the top of DC’s list to be the next Superman love interest.
For now, the Lois Lane shortlist includes, Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Emma Mackey (Sex Education), Samara Weaving (Ready or Not), and Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton). Though I can imagine each actress could fit well for the role, Brosnahan has been mentioned to have given an ‘outstanding’ audition for the part, but she is considered to be on the older side at 32; the movie is said to be aiming to tell the story of the Daily Planet crew with them being young 20-somethings.
With Superman being virtually unstoppable, the Lois Lane character is also usually written to be an unstoppable force in her own way. If you’ve watched Mrs. Maisel, you’ll know that Brosnahan knows how to play a character with that grit and spunk; which should be perfect for a new Lois Lane—not to mention she knows how to deliver jokes.
As for the other actresses, I’ve only ever seen them in more quiet roles compared to Midge Maisel, but I can imagine they would all crush the part—depending on how Gunn wants to form the character.
Superman: Legacy is set to release in cinemas on July 11, 2025.