Here are 6 fun facts about the new Philadelphia-born Superman: David Corenswet.

James Gunn found his Superman, and this one hails from Philadelphia instead of Krypton. The world waited with bated breath to see who the co-CEO of DC Studios would announce as his next Superman. News came out this week. Philadelphia native David Corenswet will wear the cape, and we couldn’t be happier! Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) will play the role of Lois Lane.

Gunn, the filmmaker known for the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and current co-CEO of DC Studios, tested several actors for the roles of Superman and Lois Lane, including Nicholas Hoult (The Great), Tom Brittney (Make Me Famous), Emma Mackey (Barbie, Death on the Nile), and Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton). The new storyline is set to launch DC’s rebooted movie universe and hopes to help DC reinvent itself after a string of box office disappointments.

According to IMDB:

It follows Superman as he reconciles his heritage with his human upbringing. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way in a world that views kindness as old-fashioned.

Superman: Legacy is scheduled for release on July 11, 2025. No other roles, like the infamous Lex Luthor, have been announced yet.

6 fun facts about the new Philadelphia Born Superman: David Corenswet…

Corenswet is still relatively new on the Hollywood scene, but his history here in Philadelphia runs deep. Don’t bother digging around, we did it for you! And as you scroll you’ll see that David Corenswet made a mark on this town since he was a child. From getting his start on stage in Delco to famous high school classmates, and even a famous grandfather, these fun facts about David Corenswet are sure to make you enjoy him even more.

  • 1. He Went To School With Marshmello

    Both Corenswet and Marshmello (electronic music producer and DJ) are alumni from the affluent Shipley School in Bryn Mawr.




  • 2. He's Smart And Followed HIs Dreams

    After the Shipley School, Corenswet was accepted to the University of Pennsylvania. During his freshman year, he decided to follow his dream and went to New York to study and eventually get his bachelor’s degree from the esteemed Juilliard School. Other notable alumni include Robin Williams, Jessica Chastain, Adam Driver, and fellow superhero Anthony Mackie.



    Anthony Mackie

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  • 3. You First Saw Him On Television

    Corenswet’s ride to stardom began with guest appearances on tv shows including Elementary and House of Cards before Ryan Murphy brought him on to star in two of his Netflix series, The Politician (2019-2020) and Hollywood (2020). He also starred in the Netflix movie Look Both Ways (2022).


  • 4. He Comes From A Family Of Lawyers

    Although David’s father dabbled in theater when he was younger, he eventually became a lawyer like David’s mother and sister.

    David Corenswet

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  • 5. His Grandfather Is Also Famous

    Corenswet’s maternal grandfather is Edward Packard, creator of the “choose your own adventure” book concept and author of more than 50 titles. The concept allows readers to choose what happens and is now called “interactive fiction.”

    David Corenswet

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  • 6. He Got HIs Acting Start In Delco!

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane! Corenswet spent time honing his skills at the Upper Darby Summer Stage.

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