James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy May Have Already Found a Younger Superman Actor to Replace Henry Cavill – Outer Banks Star Reportedly Screen-Tested for the Movie

James Gunn's Superman: Legacy May Have Already Found a Younger Superman Actor to Replace Henry Cavill - Outer Banks Star Reportedly Screen-Tested for the Movie
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With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on the verge of release, James Gunn will soon be able to shift his complete focus to DCU and his ambitious project Superman: Legacy. With the movie hitting pre-productions and casting speculations at an all-time high, fans are assured that Gunn will nail the Superman casting after the director shared his criteria to craft the perfect Clark Kent

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And with several rumors regarding Superman’s casting hovering on the internet, it seems that one of Outer Banks‘ stars might be one of the contenders to star in the first major DCU release.

Also read: “My movie before Guardians cost $3 million to make”: DCU’s CEO James Gunn Has Nothing But Praises For MCU Ahead of His Final ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Movie

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One of Outer Banks‘ stars reportedly auditioned to star in James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy

According to recent reports from Deuxmoi, one of the actors from Netflix’s Outer Banks has reportedly auditioned to star in James Gunn‘s Superman: Legacy. Following this rumor, the most probable star from the series seems to be the lead of the show Chase Stokes.

Considering that Stokes has been doing a wonderful job in the Netflix drama and also have experience working in big-budget productions like Stranger Things, he might be a strong contender for Superman. And bearing in mind that he perfectly embodies the stature to portray Superman, he can be a great replacement for Henry Cavill‘s Superman.

However, it hasn’t been clarified what the alleged role that one of Outer Banks‘ stars has reportedly auditioned for, with many speculating it might have to deal with characters like Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, etc. Even though we might have to wait a while before getting some official statement on the casting, this isn’t the only Superman we might able to see in the foreseeable future under the new regime.

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Chase Stokes

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Superman project is still happening

Even before James Gunn and Peter Safran were handed the keys to the DC universe, a Black Superman project led by Ta-Nehisi Coates was being developed. But unlike Superman: Legacy, the casting rumors for this project were pretty strong, with sources claiming that Michael B. Jordon might end up playing the character. However, considering the reshuffling of the DC universe, the future of this project was uncertain but Gunn recently claimed that the project is still safe and might end up existing as an Elseworlds Story. He said,

“Those two things are totally unrelated. That’s an exciting movie. I know that Chantal Nong, who is the executive on that project, is extremely excited about it. So if it comes in and it’s great, which I haven’t read the script, and if the timing is right, that could absolutely happen. That’s totally unrelated. It would be an Elseworlds tale like ‘Joker.'”

Also read: “The history has been sh*t”: James Gunn Said DC Went Through a “F**ked up journey” Before He Replaced Zack Snyder as the New Shotcaller

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Although there is no gravity behind these claims surrounding the Outer Banks‘ stars casting, following James Gunn’s passion for the project, it’s reasonable to be optimistic about the project.

Superman: Legacy will hit theatres on 12 June 2025.

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