James Gunn to helm "Superman: Legacy"
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James Gunn to helm "Superman: Legacy"

"Truth, justice and the American way"
"Truth, justice and the American way"

17 Mar – James Gunn is set to direct the first Superman movie, "Superman: Legacy" under DC Studios, which is helmed by him and producer Peter Safran.

The director confirmed the news on Twitter on 16 March, writing, "Yes, I'm directing Superman: Legacy to be released on July 11, 2025. My brother Matt told me when he saw the release date he started to cry. I asked him why. He said, "Dude, it's Dad's birthday." I hadn't realised."

"The long and short of it is, I love this script, and I'm incredibly excited as we begin this journey," he added.

James Gunn will be directing the next Man of Steel movie
James Gunn will be directing the next Man of Steel movie

In a previous interview, co-head Safran stated that the movie will be focusing on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing.

"He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way. He is kindness in a world that thinks that kindness is old-fashioned," he said.

It is noted that this Superman will not be played by Henry Cavill, who portrayed the superhero in "Man of Steel" (2013), "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) and "Justice League" (2017).

Henry Cavill will not be returning as Superman
Henry Cavill will not be returning as Superman

Related Movies:
Justice League (16 Nov 2017)
Black And White: The Dawn Of Justice (Mandarin) (09 Oct 2014)
Man Of Steel (13 Jun 2013)

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