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Great News If You Are A Superman Legacy Fan

By Baiting Irrelevance Apr19,2023
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Superman Legacy is in pre-production. James Gunn himself confirmed the news on Social Media. If you are a Man of Steel fan, this news does not come as much of a surprise. The last couple of years have been trying times for fans of the Superhero. We last saw an independent Man of Steel movie over ten years ago. In fact, in the last 35 years, there have only been two standalone live-action movies. This low number of movies is crazy to consider since Superman is the hero who spearheads the DC universe.

It is not like we did not have any Man of Steel content. We saw him in a Superman Versus Batman movie and twice in The Justice League. Once in the 2017 version and once in the 2021 extended version. However, this does still lack far behind some other heroes in the same universe. Over the years, previous leadership at Warner Bros has made it clear that they consider Batman the superhero to take the DCU forward. In terms of box-office numbers, he is the undisputed king. As a result, we have seen The Dark Knight in 8 standalone movies over the last 30 years. This is four times higher than his counterpart and Justice League partner, Superman.

However, with James Gunn now in charge of DC, the hope is that Superman will become a more respected Superhero. The fact that the all-new DCU starts with Superman is a good start. However, it is worth pointing out the previous DCU also started with a Man of Steel movie, and things could have turned out better for the former actor who played him.

Great News For Superman Fans

However, in the spirit of not being overly pessimistic, we will look ahead and hope the new leadership can bring about change. Let’s review the news that James Gunn shared with everyone. Superman Legacy is in post-production, and Gunn stated on social media that they had started putting things in place to roll full steam ahead with the movie. Gunn also shared a script picture, indicating he is done with the story.

Furthermore, we have now received some details about the movie’s Director. At first, it was thought the new CEO would only be writing the script. Once done, he will hire a Director to bring the story to life. However, Co-CEO Peter Safren clarified that James Gunn was the first choice as director. This news means that James Gunn will be fully in charge of the project. As CEO of DC, he will oversee everything. Then, he is the head writer in charge of the script. Additionally, James Gunn is also the Director of the new Superman movie.

For most, this news likely does not come as much of a surprise. Gunn was offered to Direct the second Man of Steal movie back in 2015. However, he initially rejected the offer because he did not want to do sequels. He was hired again in 2022 to write and direct a new Superman movie, and this happened before he received the CEO position. When he was appointed to his new role at DC, Gunn was already busy with the new story for six months. With pre-production underway, Gunn will have free range to drive the story forward.

James Gunn Says He Is Open To Input For Superman Legacy

With Superman Legacy in post-production, James Gunn made it clear that he is not doing everything alone. When you work for a large studio like Marvel or DC, typically, scrips get a lot of input from others. This is to ensure that there is one clear vision for the movie. They are building a whole universe, after all. Movies need to speak to one another. For the new DC, there will be no exception to this. Writing notes for this Superman Legacy movie is more complicated, and you are not only making notes to the Director.

Superman Legacy
Superman Legacy

You are also making notes to your boss and the CEO of the studio. Sometimes it isn’t easy to navigate this type of power dynamic. James Gunn, however, insists that this will not be an issue for him. When asked by a fan if he would be open to taking notes from others, he stated that he would put his ego aside and accept input. On Twitter, he said, On Twitter, he said, “This process has worked for me because I have been blessed in the partners I’ve chosen to work with – we are all moving towards one thing: making the movie better. And I can put my ego aside and be open when I need to be and convincing when I need to be.”

“I know this is not the case for everyone (and it wasn’t always the case for me as a writer). Again, I’m blessed in this way. But that’s how notes work, and I’m not going to suddenly stop taking them because I’m the head of a studio.”

Who Will Be The New Superman?

This brings us to the next topic. Who is the next Superman? That question is more complicated regarding who the next Superman will be. James Gunn is also clear that he will not consider a new Superman until he is completely done with the script. Well, the script is done, and the announcement of the next Superman will follow soon. There is a high chance that the audition process has already concluded or is close to concluding, and the studio already knows who they want to cast by this point.

Who will be the new Superman?
Who will be the new Superman?

It would not surprise me if they were down to their final two or three choices by this point. There are currently several actors in the mix. At this point, all we can do is speculate that there is a high likelihood that none of our favorites will be part of this movie. One of the first names many are linking to the project is David Corenswet. Although still relatively unknown to most, Corenswet did state he would gladly accept the part. Additionally, another name fans are linking to the project is Jace Norman. However, it is doubtful that he will get the part. For those who do not know, he played Henry Danger on Nickelodeon.

At 22 years old, he is too young. Jacob Elordi is the one that most fans agree is the right choice. He starred in a few Netflix movies but became a fan favorite after his performance in Euphoria. Again, these are just fan favorites.

Conclusion

James Gunn and DC are rolling full steam ahead on their way to a Superman Legacy 2025 release. Movies are constantly going through delays; let’s hope we can see this movie on the intended release date. It is also going to be interesting to see what the fan reaction is going to be. Most fans were distraught over the news of Henry Cavill’s departure.

Many vowed that they will never watch another Superman movie ever again. Memories of fans are notoriously short, though. There is a strong chance that most would have forgotten all about Henry Cavill by the time Superman Legacy was released. In all honesty, that is the way that it should be. No one actor is more significant than the Superhero. Over the years, we will see many actors come and go. Some will do the Superhero justice, while others will fail. Ultimately, all we can do as fans is hope for the best.

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  1. […] Superman Legacy is set to release on 11 July 2025. A couple of weeks ago we got the news from James Gunn himself that the movie was officially in Pre Production. This means that the script is done and producers are ready to hit the ground running. There is still a lot we do not know about this movie. However, as the days tick by, more and more information is starting to come to the forefront. As most know, Superman Legacy will kick off the brand-new Gods and Monsters DC Slate. Under this brand-new slate, we can expect at least 10 projects. […]

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