Superman contender joins one of 2024’s biggest tentpoles

On the weekend, his name was linked to the lead role in James Gunn’s film


Twisters, a reboot of the whizzy Universal Pictures hit out of the Clinton-era, is officially underway in Oklahola.

Headlined by Daisy Edgar-Jones and Glen Powell, with Brandon Perea and Anthony Ramos also on the credit block, the movie was originally designed to be a sequel to Jan De Bont’s 1996 blockbuster but the script was tweaked when Universal Pictures and returning star Helen Hunt had a falling out over the direction the film was taking.

Last week, the trades published a list of actors said to be in contention for the role of Superman in director James Gunn’s highly-anticipated ‘young Superman’ movie Superman Legacy. It was reported at the time that the frontrunner for the role was a young actor by the name of David Corenswet (Pearl).

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Whether this changes or anything or not – maybe he just got the call that he didn’t get the gig, so jumped on something else?- we’re unsure but per Deadline, Corenswet has joined the cast of Twisters.

He, along with Kiernan Shipka, Maura Tierney, Harry Hadden-Paton, Sasha Lane, Nik Dodani, Tunde Adebimpe and Katy O’Brian, have been added to director Lee Isaac Chung’s roster of talent.

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No word on how big Corenswet’s role is but considering the original Twister had a huge cast, and all got ample screen time, it’s likely the actor will be on screen quite a bit and might be too busy to be trying on blue suits over the coming weeks.

Twisters is due for release July 19, 2024.

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