Who is David Corenswet? Meet the new Superman for James Gunn's DC Universe

Gunn, the film's director and co-chairman of DC Studios announced Corenswet in the role of Clark Kent, a.k.a. Kal-El, a.k.a. Superman opposite Rachel Brosnahan's Lois Lane. And not just because the guy kind of looks like a younger version of the previous Man of Steel actor

First of all... He knows you think he looks like Henry Cavill When Corenswet first broke out on The Politician, the internet was abuzz with his resemblance to then-Superman Cavill. It was something he was aware of well before social media started pointing it out and a contributing factor in his desire to play the Man of Steel himself one day

Where you've seen him Corenswet has been acting semi-professionally since he was nine years old and graduated from Juilliard in 2016, after which he promptly started booking guest starring roles on television.

His love of Superman Corenswet has long had a soft spot for Superman. "Superman is an amazing character, a classic American character," he told EW. "He's been done right and he's been done wrong. It's time for another right one." Little did he know that the next (hopefully, right) one would be starring him.

The House of Cards connection Lois Lane and Superman share an unlikely connection to the backrooms of political wheeling and dealing. Or at least, the actors behind them do. Both Brosnahan and Corenswet guest starred on House of Cards, several years apart. Brosnahan appeared in 19 episodes from 2013-2015 as doomed call girl Rachel Posner. Corenswet was in a single 2018 episode in a flashback as Reed, the other man and college boyfriend in Claire's (Robin Wright) life before she threw her lot in with Frank.