Updated June 7th, 2024 at 09:32 IST

Beck Bennett Comes Aboard James Gunn’s Superman As Reporter Steve Lombard

Currently being filmed in Atlanta, James Gunn's Superman features David Corenswet as Clark Kent/Superman and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane.

Beck Bennett | Image:IMDb
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James Gunn's upcoming DC Studios film Superman has welcomed a new addition to its cast: former Saturday Night Live star Beck Bennett. Bennett, who was part of SNL for eight seasons from 2013 to 2021, will play a prominent reporter at the Daily Planet, as confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. However, DC Studios has not yet disclosed specific details about his character.

Beck Bennett file photo | Image: Fan Page/Instagram

 

David Corenswet to play the new Superman

Currently being filmed in Atlanta, the movie features David Corenswet as Clark Kent/Superman and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane. Nicholas Hoult has been cast as the iconic villain Lex Luthor, also according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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A few days ago, James Gunn unveiled the first look for David as Superman. In the poster, an explosion can be seen taking place behind the new Superman while he puts on his red boots in front of a window, possibly getting ready to go into action. Corenswet's outfit resembles that of Henry Cavill's contemporary Superman costume with one noteworthy exception, it seems that the character's iconic red trunks have made its return.

First look of Superman | Image: James Gunn/X

 

What more do we know about Superman?

The film includes an impressive lineup of classic Superman characters. Skyler Gisondo will portray Jimmy Olsen, Sara Sampaio will play Eve Teschmacher, and Wendell Pierce will take on the role of Perry White, the formidable editor-in-chief. Additionally, several DC heroes will appear, enriching the storyline. Edi Gathegi will play Mister Terrific, Anthony Carrigan will be Metamorpho, Isabela Merced will take on the role of Hawkgirl, Nathan Fillion will portray Guy Gardner, and Maria Gabriela de Faria will play The Engineer.

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Bennett's casting suggests a blend of humour and seriousness in Gunn's vision for the film. The new adaptation of Superman, set to release on July 11, 2025, aims to balance traditional superhero elements with fresh and engaging narratives, as reported by ANI.

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Published June 7th, 2024 at 09:32 IST