“Some of that mass will be shed”: David Corenswet’s Trainer Promises a Lean, Mean Man of Steel as Henry Cavill Fans Roast Him for Doing One Thing Wrong

David Corenswet aa Superman will be different in the movie than the recently released first look

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  • James Gunn recently revealed the first look of David Corenswet in his Superman suit.
  • Some fans were quick to criticize, saying he looked to bulked up for the role.
  • Corenswet's trainee shared some of his workout secrets, ans said this is not the final look.
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It has been almost a year since David Corenswet was announced to be playing Superman after James Gunn and Peter Safran took over. With the reboot happening, Superman will kickstart the DCU, with Gunn writing as well as directing the movie. While some fans were not happy with the removal of Henry Cavill from the role, others are trying to go with the flow. Gunn has also been sharing bits and pieces about the movie and the cast since taking over.

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David Corenswet as Superman | Threads @jamesgunn ; Photo by Jess Miglio

After much speculation, we finally got our first look at the latest Superman suit and how Corenswet looks wearing it. The actor started hitting the gym as soon as he got the role and tried to bulk up before filming began. And it is celebrity physical trainer Paolo Mascitti who was in charge of getting Corenswet in shape. Gunn was the one to suggest Mascitti after he had him work with Flula Borg for The Suicide Squad, who played the role of Javelin. And now, he is helping Corenswet get the best Superman look possible.

David Corenswet’s Physical Trainer Shares His Superman Regimen

As soon as the first look for David Corenswet‘s Superman was made public, fans and foes alike have been talking about the suit. For some, it looked amazing, while others found flaws. The same was the case for Corenswet himself, whose physicality became the topic of discussion. While some fans think he looks perfect to be Superman, others think he has bulked up way more than necessary.

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David Corenswet in a still from Pearl
David Corenswet in a still from Pearl

Paolo Mascitti, who is the man behind Corenswet’s bulked-up physique, is very positive about the actor’s look. He shared the actor’s journey to gain muscles for the role and what was the perfect fit for him to attain the shape needed to become a superhero like Man of Steel. Talking to GQ, Mascitti said:

“David had been working out intensively before I met him, but he’s naturally a very lean guy. He’s 6’6” but we wanted to put more bulk on him. He probably went from 200lbs to 240 lbs, but some of that mass will be shed as he continues to tone up.”

So, for those who had qualms about his bulked-up physique being too much, it looks like this is not the final stage. The final look for Superman is going to be different. The actor will shed some muscles to get the required physique.

Henry Cavill Fans Are Not Too Enthusiastic About The David Corenswet Physique

When Zack Snyder brought Henry Cavill to the DCEU as Superman, while there was some initial doubt, the actor managed to squash them pretty soon. Cavill became synonymous with the role of Man of Steel and climbed the Hollywood ladder, becoming more famous than ever. After his Black Adam cameo, the actor announced he would be returning to the role, but that happiness was short-lived. As soon as the Gunn-Safran era at DC began, Cavill’s era came to a close. And to say fans were enraged would be an understatement.

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Henry Cavill in Man Of Steel (image credit: Warner Brothers)

After the recent drop of Corenswet’s first look as Superman was made public, Henry Cavill fans were quick to criticize. While some said he looked the same as Cavill, and it didn’t make sense that the latter was taken off the project to bring in a new face who now looks more or less the same as him, others thought Corenswet looked too bulked up for the role.

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Well, whether fans like it or not, David Corenswet is here to stay, and will soon be on the silver screen as the latest iteration of the beloved Last Son of Krypton.

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Superman will be in theaters on July 11, 2025.

Swagata Das

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