Rachel Brosnahan Opens Up About the Possibility of Playing Lois Lane in ‘Superman: Legacy’

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The superhero genre fans now have two movies for which they’re waiting to see the official cast — Marvel’s Fantastic Four and DC’s Superman: Legacy. Both of these movies are currently in development at their respective studios, and the official cast is expected to be revealed this Summer, presumably at one of the upcoming fan conventions, with San Diego Comic-Con in July as the most likely option.

We’ve recently found out from reports by THR and Deadline that the auditioning process for Superman: Legacy is in full motion, and James Gunn is actively working on finding the actors he finds suitable for each role in the upcoming movie. Gunn himself officially only commented that he has a list of potential actors and that only one actor has officially joined the movie in one of the supporting roles.

Mentioned reports stated that David Corenswet is the top candidate for the title role in Superman: Legacy, with Jacob Elordi, Tom Brittney, and Andrew Richardson, who are also in the mix. The same reports also stated that Emma Mackey, Rachel Brosnahan, Phoebe Dynevor, and Samara Weaving are in the mix for the role of Lois Lane. Now, Rachel Brosnahan has opened up about the possibility that she could be the next Lois Lane.

Rachel Brosnahan talks about the possibility of playing Lois Lane

In a recent interview for ABC’s The View, Brosnahan was asked to comment on recent reports that she’s a frontrunner for the role of Lois Lane in Superman: Legacy. Of course, she wasn’t allowed to either confirm or deny, but she didn’t try to hide that it would be exciting for her to do it.

“Take everything you read on the Internet with a grain of salt, but it would be extraordinary. I grew up watching Lois Lane, this incredibly talented journalist who is far from a damsel in distress. I would jump at the chance if it arose.”

Rachel Brosnahan for The View

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Rachel Brosnahan is best known for playing an aspiring stand-up comedian Miriam “Midge” Maisel, in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which aired for five seasons on Amazon Prime Video between 2017 and 2023. The series’ final season premiered last month and will conclude with the final episode on May 26, 2023. Brosnahan won the Primetime Emmy Award for the role in 2018 and was nominated thrice in 2018, 2020, and 2022.

Many actresses played Lois Lane throughout the history of the character. Lois Lane was first introduced in the comics in Action Comics #1 in June 1938, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the creators of Superman. She has appeared in almost every storyline featuring Superman in any media since then. Noel Neill played the character in the first live-action appearance in a 15-part movie serial Superman from 1948.

Margot Kidder played Lois Lane in the first Superman movie franchise from 1978 to 1987, in which Christopher Reeve starred in the title role. Kate Bosworth played Lois Lane in 2006’s Superman: Returns starring Brandon Routh, while Amy Adams played Lois Lane in DCEU, starting with Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill in 2013. Erica Durance is also known for portraying Lois Lane in the TV series Smallville, starring Tom Welling. Elizabeth Tulloch has been playing Lois Lane in Superman & Lois TV series, starring Tyler Hoechlin, since 2021.

James Gunn, who serves as the writer and director of Superman: Legacy, recently announced that filming is set to begin in January 2024. The movie will kick off Gunn and Peter Safran’s DCU, a soft-reboot cinematic universe of DCEU, which will conclude this December with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Superman: Legacy is set to be released on July 11, 2025.

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