All the Gorgeous Actors who played Superman on the Screen

James Bond, Spider-Man, and Doctor Who are a few of the characters that come into mind when you think of iconic roles that would attract thousands of actors to audition. While each actor will have their own interpretation and have different levels of success when portraying the characters, there's something special about them that has been forever immortalized by various actors over the years.

Superman (aka Man of Steel) is a different example. Though some actors like Henry Cavill and Christopher Reeve might immediately come to mind when you hear the name, the reporter-turned-superhero has been played by over 13 different actors through the years. Kirk Alyn was the first super-hero to be portrayed on television in 1948. Since then, the superhero has appeared in films and TV shows as well as animated films and much more.

Recently, David Corenswet, who's appeared in shows such as Hollywood and movies like Look Both Ways, was announced as James Gunn's newest choice for the role in the 2025 film Superman: Legacy. Corenswet will play Clark Kent alongside The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane.

The candidates for Corenswet's post were The Great's Nicholas Hoult and UnREAL's Tom Brittney, per The Hollywood Reporter. The Hollywood Reporter says Brosnahan was also highly sought-after, Sex Education's Emma Mackey as well as Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor coming in second. Talk about tight competition!

We've compiled a list to honor Gunn's latest Superman choice. Take a trip down memory lane!