It should come as no surprise that James Gunn will be directing his own script Superman: Legacya major pivotal project that will move out of the multi-platform connected DC universe – “Chapter One, Gods and Monsters” – which he and his DC’ Co-Chairmen & CEO Peter Safran are launching.
Gunn announced in the fall when he took the DC job writing a new one Superman movie (something David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros Discovery, would like to see) and that Henry Cavill would not be returning as the Man of the Steel since the project is about the early days of Superman.
Superman Legacy tells the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent from Smallville, Kansas. He is the epitome of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned. Gunn has already mentioned on social media that his Superman will be under 40.
The all-new action-adventure will hit theaters worldwide on July 11, 2025.
Gunn’s screenplay is based on characters from DC. Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Superman Legacy is the groundbreaking first title in a dynamic series of films featuring writer/director Matt Reeves’ The Batman Part II in theaters from October 3, 2025. Safran’s most recent film,
New line cinema Shazam! Anger of the gods, will hit theaters worldwide on Friday, March 17 on Warner Bros. Pictures, and opens worldwide at $85 million. Up to a threequel for it Shazam!, star Zachary Levi told Deadline’s Natalie Sitek on the red carpet last night, “It all comes down to what the people want.” While Gunn searches for a new Superman, he and Safran are open to keeping the previous DC actors in place as their characters, namely Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and possibly even Ezra Miller as The Flash (although no hard decisions on that yet). While Cavill is currently on the sidelines at the comic book studio, Gunn said earlier on Dec. 14 that at DC “We’re big fans and we talked about some exciting opportunities to work together in the future.”
After Shazam: anger of the gods, it’s DCs The flash, made during the Walter Hamada-run DC era, hitting theaters June 16. Gunn has praised the film as one of the greatest superhero movies of all time. Warners will give theater owners a preview of the film at CinemaCon at the end of April.