July 21, 2024

James Gunn Reveals How New Superman Actor Struggled with Cavill’s Suit!

By DC Updates Jan 23, 2024

Director James Gunn recently shared insights into the casting process for the upcoming film, “Superman: Legacy,” where David Corenswet is set to take on the iconic role of the Man of Steel. One notable detail that has surfaced is the comparison of Corenswet’s height with Henry Cavill, the previous Superman in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).

Gunn disclosed that during the auditions, all candidates, including Corenswet, donned the “previous suit” worn by Henry Cavill in his DCEU appearances. However, the director pointed out an unexpected challenge – Corenswet, standing at an impressive 6’4″, encountered difficulty fitting into the suit that was originally tailored for Cavill, who stands at 6’1″.

“Yes everyone who screen tested was screen tested in the previous suit (although David had a hard time fitting as he’s so tall!)”

Fans have caught a sneak peek of Corenswet’s physical transformation for the role, with Instagram photos highlighting his enhanced muscular physique. Now, the anticipation builds as everyone awaits the full reveal of him in the Superman costume. When will it happen, and what does the suit look like?

Gunn has remained tight-lipped about the specifics of the new Superman costume, leaving fans eagerly anticipating its reveal. Despite this, filmmaker Dan Marcus, responding to Gunn’s Threads post, hinted that the suit “is not gonna be what we’re expecting,” according to information from someone involved in the production of “Superman: Legacy.”


As speculations arise regarding the costume’s design, it’s clear that Gunn might introduce some innovative elements while maintaining the classic blue and red color scheme associated with the iconic superhero. The revelation of Corenswet’s height difference from Cavill adds an interesting dimension to the anticipation surrounding the film, sparking discussions about potential alterations to the traditional Superman look.


As the wait continues for a first look at David Corenswet as Superman, fans can only speculate about the creative decisions made by James Gunn and his team. The blending of Corenswet’s unique physical attributes with the legacy of the character promises an intriguing portrayal, and the unexpected challenges in costume fitting only add to the excitement surrounding the forthcoming installment in the Superman franchise.


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