James Gunn's 'Superman: Legacy' Starts Pre-Production

James Gunn and Superman

James Gunn has taken to Twitter to announce that pre-production on his upcoming movie Superman: Legacy has begun. The film is set to be the official launch of the new DC Universe, which Gunn will co-head alongside Peter Safran.

"I'm honored to be a part of the legacy," Gunn wrote alongside a photo of the "Superman: Legacy" script cover page. "And what better day than Superman Anniversary Day to dive fully into early pre-production on 'Superman: Legacy'? Costumes, production design, and more now up and running."

Gunn revealed in March that he will be writing and directing "Superman: Legacy," much to the excitement of fans. The new installment is expected to reboot the superhero classic and feature a younger actor in the titular role.

While there has been much speculation about who will don the iconic red cape, Gunn recently revealed that he has been compiling a short list of actors but has yet to enter into any casting discussions. Suggesting that fans will have to wait a bit longer to discover who's going to play the Man of Steel.

According to Warner Bros., Superman: Legacy will focus on 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."

"Superman: Legacy" is scheduled to open in theaters on July 11, 2025.

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