James Gunn’s “Superman” Brings “Saturday Night Live” Alum Beck Bennett Aboard

Longtime Saturday Night Live star Beck Bennett has joined the cast of James Gunn’s Superman, which is currently filming in Atlanta.

Bennett is the latest cast member to join Gunn’s reboot of DC’s most iconic character (Batman fans will disagree), following the recently added Neva Howell and Pruitt Taylor Vince, playing Martha and Jonathan Kent, respectively. The film stars David Corenswet as Clark Kent/Superman and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane. It features a huge ensemble that includes Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, Wendell Pierce as Perry White, Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher, Edi Gathegi as Mr. Terrific, Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, María Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer, and Gunn’s longtime collaborator Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner.

The Hollywood Reporter hears that Bennett will be a part of the reporting team at the Daily Planet, run by Wendell Pierce’s Perry White, which also includes Clark Kent and Lois Lane on staff. Bennet was a fixture on SNL for eight seasons, from 2013 to 2021, and recently appeared in Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix comedy Unfrosted. 

Gunn’s Superman will be released next summer on screens worldwide, including on IMAX, an appropriate venue considering Gunn is filming Superman entirely in IMAX. Superman will be the biggest film to come out of DC Studios in years and the first marquee feature from Gunn and Peter Safran’s new version of DC, which will unify all titles across film and TV under a new vision for the studio. Superman is the first film out of the gate for Gunn and Safran’s opening slate, titled “Chapter 1: Gods & Monsters.” 

Corenswet becomes only the fourth person to play Superman on screen, joining Christopher Reeve, who played him from 1978 to 1987, beginning with Richard Donner’s iconic Superman—which Gunn is clearly inspired by, considering he lopped Legacy off his own title—Brandon Routh in a 2006 reboot, and most recently, Henry Cavill for Zack Snyder’s film, beginning with Man of Steel in 2013 and through Batman v. Superman and Justice League

Superman hits theaters on July 11, 2025.

David Corenswet is Clark Kent/Superman in “Superman.” Courtesy James Gunn/Warner Bros.

For more on Superman, check out these stories:

James Gunn’s “Superman” Coming to IMAX Next Summer

First Look at “Superman” Revealed: Behold David Corenswet as The Man of Steel

James Gunn’s “Superman” Finds its Martha Kent in Neva Howell

James Gunn’s “Superman” Casts Crucial Role of Jonathan Kent

Featured image: HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 10: Beck Bennet attends the LA premiere of ‘The Unicorn’ at ArcLight Hollywood on January 10, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)


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