In another repost of these same David Corenswet photos on the X platform, user @ZeiSpaceKaiju shared an old red carpet shot of him to contrast with this new look. “If you say to me a year ago this guy will become that guy I will not believe you,” they wrote.
Another DC-focused account, @FlashFilmNews, shared a third Annie Watt photo from this same event in which Corenswet’s musculature is even more apparent. This post amassed more than 1,500 likes. User @adoredarcher reposted the photo and wrote, “that first shirtless selfie is gonna break the internet.” This alone received more than 975 likes and 60 reposts.
Meanwhile, @CoyJandreau compared Corenswet’s physique to the way artist Ed McGuinness would draw Superman for DC Comics. “Dude is looking huuuuge,” he added.
Since news of his Superman casting first became public, Corenswet has yet to speak at length about his major new role. That said, after the news broke, a 2019 Entertainment Weekly interview resurfaced in which he shared that he was interested in playing Superman in response to a question about his resemblance to Henry Cavill. “I love the Henry Cavill dark and gritty take, but I would love to see the next one be very bright and optimistic,” he continued. Not only has this ambition now been realized, but based on reactions to these latest photos, fans are eagerly anticipating his addition to the classic superhero franchise.