Among the films recently announced by James Gunn and Peter Safran for the new DC Universe is Superman: Legacy .
This is a project focused on the early years of the Man of Steel, which therefore will not be played by Henry Cavill .
James Gunn is currently handling the script and we now learn that he will also be directing the film. It was he himself who confirmed it, sharing the announcement on social media:
Yes, I will be the director of “Superman Legacy”, and the film will be released on July 11, 2025. When I told my brother Matt, he started crying after reading the release date. I asked him why and he said, “That’s dad’s birthday.” I hadn’t realised.
I lost my father three years ago. He was my best friend. He didn’t understand me when I was little, yet he always supported my love of comics and movies. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have been able to work on this film.
In his announcement, Gunn also revealed that he had been offered to direct a Superman-centric project several years ago, but had decided to turn it down, as he felt he couldn’t offer the character a film worthy of his name.
That of course has changed, with Superman: Legacy James Gunn feels he can do justice to the Man of Steel.
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