“Superman: Legacy”

Set to open on July 11, 2025, “Superman: Legacy” will mark “the start of the ,” as Safran put it, but it will not be an origin story of the proverbial Man of Steel.

“It focuses on balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing,” Safran said. “He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way. He is kindness in a world that thinks of kindness as old-fashioned.”

Gunn is writing the project, and Safran said he hopes Gunn “can be persuaded, perhaps, to direct it as well.” (Gunn, sitting right next to Safran, remained uncharacteristically poker faced in response.)

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav made no secret that rebooting Superman was a top priority for the company as he spent much of 2022 searching for the right leaders for DC Studios. So it’s little surprise Gunn and Safran are turning to the most recognizable superhero in the world to lead the charge for the DCU.

“‘Superman’ is for everyone,” Gunn said. “That’s a four quadrant film that should speak to everyone in the world.”

Terence Stamp as General Zod from Superman II (1980)
Art by Jason Edmiston

I loved and I am sorry to see leave the roll of . But seeing all the public outcry lamenting his departure makes me want to ask people one question - Where the hell were you when Man Of Steel was in Theaters??? With a production budget of $255 million the film only made $291 million domestically. That does not even cover the cost of production and marketing! Where was all this support when he needed it?

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