Guardians Of The Galaxy Director James Gunn To Direct DCU's 'Superman: Legacy'

James Gunn Superman: Legacy director movie DC DCU

Earlier this year, James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Peacemaker) and also Peter Safran (Aquaman manufacturer), both co-CEOs of DC Studios, disclosed the schedule for the DC motion picture world’s very first phase. Dubbed “Gods and Monsters,” the first chapter of the DCU is set to feature at least 10 movie and TV projects. One of those tasks is a brand-new Superman flick called “Superman: Legacy.”

At the moment of the flick’s statement, it was reported that Gunn was mosting likely to route it yet that had not been verified. However, Safran stated he directly wished Gunn would certainly route it. Yesterday, Gunn verified on Twitter that he will, as a matter of fact, straight “Superman: Legacy” with a genuine article. 

“Yes, I’m directing Superman: Legacy to be released on July 11, 2025,” Gunn composes in a tweet. “My bro Matt informed me when he saw the launch day he began to sob. I asked him why. He stated, ‘Dude, it’s Dad’s birthday celebration.’ I had not understood. I shed my Dad virtually 3 years earlier. He was my buddy. He really did not comprehend me as a child, yet he sustained my love of comics and also my love of movie and also I would not be making this flick currently without him. 

It has actually been a lengthy roadway to this factor. I was provided Superman years earlier – I at first stated no since I really did not have a method that really felt one-of-a-kind and also enjoyable and also psychological that provided Superman the self-respect he was entitled to. Then a little bit much less than a year ago I saw a method, in lots of methods focusing around Superman’s heritage – both just how his stylish Kryptonian moms and dads and also his Kansas farmer moms and dads educate that he is and also the selections he makes. 

“So I picked to lastly handle composing the manuscript. But I was reluctant to route, regardless of the continuous pestering by Peter Safran and also others to devote (sorry, Peter). Just since I create something does not indicate I feel it in my bones, aesthetically and also mentally, sufficient to invest over 2 years routing it, specifically not something of this size. 

But the lengthy and also the except it is, I like this manuscript, and also I’m exceptionally delighted as we start this trip. #UpUpandAway”

“Superman: Legacy” is readied to strike cinemas on July 11, 2025 and also according to Safran, it is “the start of the DCU.” The co-CEO additionally disclosed that while this is the official beginning of the DCU, “Superman: Legacy” will certainly not be a beginning tale. Safran states it will certainly rather concentrate on Superman stabilizing his Kryptonian heritage with his human training, prior to harkening to a decades-old motif of the hero: “He is the embodiment of truth, justice, and the American way. He is kindness in a world that thinks kindness is old-fashioned.” 

At the moment of the statement of “Superman: Legacy,” it was disclosed that a seperate Superman flick being created by JJ Abrams and also created by Te-Nehisi Coates is still in growth, yet it will certainly exist outside the DCU, similar to just how Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” franchise business starring Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader will certainly also. 

For a complete malfunction of the DCU’s very first slate of flick and also television tasks, head to our listing here. For even more superhero activity, check out the latest Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League gameplay trailer that validates the game will certainly have a fight pass and also complimentary post-launch DLC. 

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