Superman Set Photos Reveal Corenswet As Clark Kent… and the Internet is Howling

Typically, the Man of Steel disguises himself with spectacles and a modest change in haircut; in Christopher Reeve’s case, his well-combed hair was replaced with the now-iconic “Superman curl.” Some are suggesting that filmmaker James Gunn has drawn inspiration from Superman: The Movie, albeit on a more extreme scale. As shown below, the DCU’s Clark has a messy mop of curly hair to help him conceal himself. With it covering much of his forehead, we can be confident that his Daily Bugle Planet colleagues would not recognize him as Superman. 

 

 

Some have dubbed this a short curls “f*ckboi” style, or a “broccoli cut,” and there’s been an ample amount of mockery online over the leaked photos.

 

 

This isn’t exactly what we expected, but we’ve come to expect that James Gunn perverts all the properties he works on, and it does indicate that Corenswet will drastically modify his body as Clark Kent. In other set photos from Cleveland.com, Corenswet is on set wearing what looks to be a very loose fitting Superman costume. Definitely on brand to the dressed up official image shared by James Gunn back in early spring.

 

 

There were, of course, critics of the James Gunn designed costume as well. 

 

 

With everyone focused on the upcoming 2025 Superman movie, the newest actor to wear the cape, David Corenswet, and how he seems to appear on set, it seems like everyone has their opinion on how the character should be played. Now a previous Man of Steel, Bradon Routh, was asked what advice he would have for someone taking on the mantle that he had in 2006.

 

Speaking at the ACE Superhero Comic Con, as reported by Popverse, the actor said: “I think the biggest thing for me about Superman is always recognizing the non-physical superpowers that he has. It can be cheesy to relate it to the ‘teach a man to fish’ story, but quite literally, that is how I see it, and it’s very apropos to being the thing. If you save people all the time, everywhere, maybe they never learn how to save themselves. That doesn’t mean that you don’t save them, but it just means that the teaching, the personality, the aspect, the human communication, the understanding Superman can give us of inclusion.”

 

 

Rough continued, “To me, Superman is pure love; he doesn’t judge. He has to make some hard choices and stop people from doing bad things, but my goal for Superman is that he’s the guy that everyone can be in their person… maybe without all the flying and all the other stuff. But he’s an example, the best of humanity, and he could teach us to do it, not just by his actions, but by calling out the truth.”

 

In addition to David Corenswet playing the Man of Steel, Rachel Brosnahan has been tapped to star as Lois Lane. The cast also includes Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, and Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer.

 

The film is scheduled to be released on July 11, 2025

 

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Todd Fisher

Todd lives in Northern California with "the wife," "the kids," "the dogs," "that cat," and he occasionally wears pants. His upcoming release, "Are You Woke Enough Yet?", is the culmination of too much time on social media and working in the film industry.

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