“Superman: Legacy” is rounding out its call sheet with Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen, and Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacherr.
They will join the previously announced cast of David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan as Clark Kent and Lois Lane, as well as Nicholas Hoult as the Man of Steel’s arch nemesis Lex Luthor.
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Gisondo, best known for HBO’s “The Righteous Gemstones” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza,” will play the cub photographer at “The Daily Planet” who works with Clark Kent and Lois Lane. Jack Larson first played Jimmy Olsen in the 1950s TV show “Adventures of Superman,” while Marc McClure and Sam Huntington inhabited the role in future adaptations.
Sampaio, a Portuguese model, is portraying the assistant-turned-love interest of Lex Luthor. This role has been previously brought to life by Valerie Perrine in the Christopher Reeve films and Andrea Brooks on The CW’s series “Supergirl.”
James Gunn is directing “Superman: Legacy,” which will mark the first feature film under the newly relaunched DC Studios. After a string of DC flops, including “The Flash” and “Shazam: Fury of the Gods,” Gunn and fellow co-chief Peter Safran plan to reconfigure the comic book’s film and television projects. Before “Legacy” can take the universe in a fresh direction, the Jason Momoa-led sequel “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” hits theaters on Dec. 22.
Though exact details for “Superman: Legacy” have remained under wraps, Safran has teased the story “focuses on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way. He is kindness in a world that thinks of kindness as old-fashioned.”
Despite the delay from the writers and actors strike, “Superman: Legacy” is still set to make its original release date of July 11, 2025. With production able to resume, the director has been lining up his cast and recently confirmed on social media the additions of María Gabriela de Faría as the Engineer, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern and Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl.
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