AceShowbiz - Despite Henry Cavill's eagerness to reprise his role of Superman, he may have to soon hand over the baton to a younger actor. Words on the streets are Warner Bros. has been compiling a list of actors they want to take over the role and one name has surfaced on top of the list.
David Corenswet, a 26-year-old American actor who graduated from Juilliard School, is reportedly being considered to play the Man of Steel in the next movie. Corenswet would not be an odd choice for the role considering his strong resemblance to Cavill, with blue eyes, dark hair and strong jawbone.
The actor himself acknowledged his resemblance to the 36-year-old British hunk and admitted that he's interested to play Superman. "It came to my attention before the internet got a hold of me," he told EW in late November. "But my pie-in-the-sky ambition is definitely to play Superman. I would love to see somebody do an upbeat, throwback [take on Superman]. I love the Henry Cavill dark and gritty take, but I would love to see the next one be very bright and optimistic."
Corenswet is best known for his portrayal of River Barkley on Netflix's series "The Politician", created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. He also starred as Michael Lawson in "Affairs of State" and had a role on TV series "House of Cards", "Elementary" and "Instinct" among others.
Nothing is confirmed about the supposed new Superman movie, but Variety previously reported that J.J. Abrams had been offered to direct either a new Green Lantern movie or a new take on Superman. The "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" helmer, however, remained mum when asked if his new production deal with WarnerMedia would get his hands on Superman, Batman and the rest of the DC Comics superheroes. "We haven't had those discussions yet," he told Rolling Stone.
Cavill last portrayed Clark Kent a.k.a. Superman in 2017's "Justice League". While there have been rumors that the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" star had stepped down as Superman, Cavill insisted in a recent interview with Men's Health magazine, "I've not given up the role. There's a lot I have to give for Superman yet."