In what should come as no surprise, James Gunn will be directing his own script for Superman: Legacy, a major lynchpin project which will off the 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 back in the fall when he took the DC job that was penning a new Superman movie (something Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav is eager to see) and that Henry Cavill wouldn’t not be returning as the Man of the Steel as the project deals with 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 of Smallville, Kansas. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.
The all-new action adventure is set to soar into 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 trailblazing first title in a dynamic slate of films, with writer/director Matt Reeves’ The Batman Part II hitting theaters on October 3, 2025. Safran’s most recent film, New Line Cinema’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods, is in theaters worldwide this Friday, March 17, from Warner Bros. Pictures.