James Gunn officially attached to manage the future Superman: Legacy DC Studios and Warner Bros. for Earlier, it was announced Suicide Squad director is writing the screenplay for the upcoming new iteration of Man of Steel. But now Gunn is behind the camera to helm the highly anticipated blockbuster. The actor to wear the cap and tights has yet to be cast. This was confirmed as the studio went through a major restructuring process Henry Cavill He won’t be returning as the iconic superhero, instead, the project will focus on a younger version of Clark Kent, who tries to balance his life as a superhero and a journalist at the Daily Planet.


Tom Kingwho is a veteran writer of DC Comics, hinted earlier during an interview Gunn serves as director Superman: Legacy. Considering how passionate the director is behind it Guardians of the Galaxy Given his rumored script for the upcoming Superman adaptation, today’s official confirmation shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. King wrote a comic book miniseries Supergirl: The Woman of Tomorrowrun to be serves as an inspiration For a movie focused on Kal-El’s cousin, set in the same universe as the Gunn movie. In this story, Supergirl has a very different perspective on humanity than Clark, having grown up witnessing the horrors of war tearing apart the galaxy.

In addition to Clark Kent learning how to juggle his two jobs, the film explores how the hero’s heritage as a Kansas farmer and son of Krypton helped make him who he is and what that means for his future. Similar Other stories by James Gunnsuch as Peacemaker, the protagonist will have to come to terms with who her parents are and what she can do to create her own story. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on July 11, 2025, which happened to be Gunn’s late father’s birthday.

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DC’s future looks bright

The biggest doubt is that Gunn will direct Heritage or not, because he was too busy with his post Co-CEO of DC Studiosnext to Peter Safran. In January, the pair announced part of the first chapter it’s the new DC universe, including theatrical movies, streaming TV shows, animated series, and video games. Titled “GODS AND BEASTS”slate will deliver a lot of content in the second half of this decade, with Superman: Legacy being the first step in a franchise that includes characters such as A swamp thing and Authority.

While you wait Superman: Legacy Set to hit theaters on July 11, 2025, you can check out every project Gunn and Peter Safran have planned for the DC Universe below: