Meet the douchey sports reporter played by “SNL” vet Beck Bennett in “Superman”

No "Weekend Update" for Bennett. He's all about "The Daily Planet."

Who is Steve Lombard of DC Comics, you ask? You'll be very familiar with him by the time the new Superman movie rolls around next year.

Saturday Night Live alum Beck Bennett is playing the comic book character in the upcoming film, director and DC Studios co-head James Gunn confirmed on social media platform Threads on Wednesday.

"Welcome to the DCU, Steve Lombard!" Gunn wrote in a post.

<p>Alberto Rodriguez/Variety via Getty; DC</p> Beck Bennett; David Corenswet as Superman 2025

Alberto Rodriguez/Variety via Getty; DC

Beck Bennett; David Corenswet as Superman 2025

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So, who is Mr. Lombard? He's a sports reporter for Metropolis' premier newspaper, The Daily Planet, which employs Clark Kent (David Corenswet) and Lois Lane (Rachel Brosnahan) as journalists, as well as Jimmy Olsen (Skyler Gisondo) as a photographer. They will all be fearlessly led by editor-in-chief Perry White (Wendell Pierce).

In some iterations of the comics, Steve is a writer. In others, he's an editor. In all, he's kind of a dick. In the most recent incarnations of the character, he also has a douchey mustache. So this jibes well with Bennett's courtier of comedy personas.

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Superman, previously titled Superman: Legacy, is currently filming with a hefty cast that includes Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern (the Guy Gardner version), Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, María Gabriela de Faría as the Engineer, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher, Milly Alcock as Supergirl, Pruitt Taylor Vince as Jonathan Kent, and Neva Howell as Martha Kent.

Related: Superman: Legacy reveals first glimpse of new suit, gets updated title

The film will follow Corenswet's Superman as he attempts to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his upbringing as Clark Kent from rural Smallville. Warner Bros. released a first look at the actor in the titular role, suit and all.

The movie is set for release in theaters on July 11, 2025, and will help lead the DC superhero movies into a new slate across film and TV.

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