James Gunn will direct Superman: Legacy
James Gunn announced in a tweet that he will officially direct Superman: Legacy.
It was previously revealed that Gunn would only direct the film, and the project had been announced in January as part of Gunn and Peter Safran’s reveal of the revamped DCU universe, and at that point Gunn wasn’t sure whether or not he would direct the film.
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 realized. pic.twitter.com/ohQNV8nI4g
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 15, 2023
The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 11, 2025, and will be the first title released under the first chapter in the DCU universe Gunn and Safran called Gods and Monsters, followed by Matt Reeves’ The Batman Part II on October 3, 2025.
Other films following Superman: Legacy include The Authority, The Brave and the Bold, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, and Swamp Thing.
According to the official synopsis from Warner Bros. For Superman: Legacy: “The film tells the story of Superman’s journey trying 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 He is the embodiment of truth, justice, and the American way, guided by human goodness in a world where kindness is obsolete.”