David Corenswet Auditioned for Notable MCU Role in Gunn’s Movie Way Before He Was Cast as Superman

David Corenswet Auditioned For Notable MCU Role in Gunns Movie Way Before he Was Cast as Superman

With the DCEU undergoing a reboot, Gunn’s & Safran’s DCU is poised to take center stage, revamping many of the stories and characters. While ‘Creature Commandos’ kicks off ‘Chapter 1: Gods & Monsters,’ the director sees ‘Superman,’ slated for release in 2025, as the true beginning of the DCU.

Fans were disappointed by the news that Henry Cavill wouldn’t return as Superman. However, it was later announced that David Corenswet would take on the role, as Gunn envisioned a younger Superman for his cinematic universe.

Over the weekend, it was disclosed that Corenswet auditioned for a part in Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ which was the director’s final MCU project before transitioning to his new responsibilities. Corenswet aimed to play Adam Warlock, a role that ultimately went to Will Poulter.

Although Gunn stated he doesn’t recall the audition, Corenswet confirmed it. He’s probably relieved now that he didn’t land the role. Gunn verified this information on his private profile on the Threads social media platform.

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To add another layer of intrigue, even if Corenswet had secured the role of Adam Warlock, there’s a good chance he could have also been cast as Superman. Gunn has a reputation for enjoying collaborations with the same actors, and many stars who’ve worked with him praise his kindness. Interestingly, Gunn disclosed some years ago that he maintains a blacklist of actors he won’t work with, rumored or confirmed to be difficult.

Switching gears to the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ franchise, Gunn previously reached out to fans on Threads, seeking a role for Dave Bautista in the upcoming DCU. Additionally, James Gunn’s brother, Sean Gunn, will transition from the MCU to the DCU, taking on the role of Maxwell Lord.

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