The DC Universe, along side with its head James Gunn, have announced that the next actor to play Superman will be David Corenswet.

Surprised? Yes, for sure, but certainly not the internet, as since his debut on the big screen with Netflix’s ‘The Politician’, fans have been petitioning for him to become the next Superman. But for those who certainly are taken a back with a new face, here are some things you should know about our new Clark Kent.

Corenswet began his career as a side character in Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Politician’, starring Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow and Zoey Deutch. He played the sensitive and intelligent jock River, who is rivals with Platt’s character Payton in competing for the class president position, and helps Payton overcome his perfectionism and anxiety. He then went on to star in Murphy’s ‘Hollywood’, which is set in the post World War 2 era and explores the lives of a group of actors who are ready to do anything to make their dreams come true.

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Many fans had been drawing comparisons between Corenswet and the former Superman Henry Cavill. Speaking to EW in 2019, Corenswet revealed that he had seen the fan casting on Twitter.

“I am officially not taking a position,” he said when asked if he thought there was a resemblance between him and the British actor. “I think that’s the way to go. But it has come to my attention. It actually came to my attention before the internet got a hold of me, and my sort of pie-in-the-sky ambition is definitely to play Superman.”

Corenswet further went on to praise Cavil’s performance in the films, while expressing that he would like to step away from the gritiness for the film to take on a more realistic and optimistic approach:

“I would love to see somebody do a really upbeat throwback,” he said. “I love the Henry Cavill dark and gritty take. I would love to see the next one be very bright and optimistic.

While for Lois Lane, Murphy had announced that Rachel Borshnan had been selected for the role, who had previously starred in the critically acclaimed ‘The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”.