It has been known since January of this year at the latest that a new film about the DC hero Superman is in the works. So far, there are only a few concrete details about the project. But at least it is now clear who as director behind the camera will be responsible for the shooting.
This director is directing the new Superman movie
None other than James Gunn, who is responsible for the conception of the new DC universe together with Peter Safran, will be responsible for Superman: Legacy take a seat in the director’s chair. Gunn did that himself recently revealed in a tweet. Although it was previously known that he would write the screenplay for the new DC superhero movie. However, he initially refused the post of director for this project. After some deliberation, he finally agreed. At the same time his brother has it on the special importance of the date for the theatrical release pointed out.
“Yes, I am directing Superman: Legacy, which will be in theaters on July 11, 2025. My brother Matt told me that seeing the appointment made him cry. I asked him why that was . He said, ‘Gosh, it’s dad’s birthday’. I hadn’t noticed.”
By the way, James Gunn is most likely the Marvel fans be known among you. Among other things, he was a director for the MCU films Guardian of the Galaxy responsible. The third film starring this illustrious cast of heroes hits theaters on May 5, 2023.
So he has a lot of experience in dealing with supernatural figures. Most recently, he directed the reboot The Suicide Squad for Warner/DC.
What we already know about Superman: Legacy
Too many details are not yet known about the latest Superman adventure. What is certain is that Henry Cavill will definitely not slip into the role of the DC hero again.
Instead, the producers are looking for a younger actor to breathe new life into the popular character. The movie should Part of the first wave in the new DC Universe be taking the name “Chapter One: Gods and Monsters” carries. According to current information, the story revolves around Superman, who his fate as heir to Krypton quarrels and has to find his place on earth.
Source: James Gunn via Twitter