DC Comics fans are expressing their dissatisfaction with the casting of David Corenswet as the new Superman, claiming that he is a mere copycat of Henry Cavill. Corenswet, who has not previously held a leading role in a major studio production, will take over the role of Clark Kent in the rebooted film series. Fans are questioning why producers decided to replace Cavill with a younger actor who looks strikingly similar to him.
However, some fans believe Corenswet is the perfect choice to portray a younger Superman. The new film, titled Superman: Legacy, is set to be released on July 11, 2025, and will focus on the superhero's dual heritage. Cavill was previously expected to reprise the role but announced in December that he would not be returning.