James Gunn has been chosen to direct the reboot of the Superman franchise titled “Superman: Legacy.” The film’s plot will follow Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent. Gunn, who is also the CEO of DC Studios, will write the screenplay, and Peter Safran will produce the movie.
In a tweet, Gunn shared an emotional anecdote about his late father, who supported his love for comics and films. Initially, he declined the offer to direct Superman because he didn’t have a unique, fun, and emotional way to give the character the dignity he deserved. Gunn later found inspiration, centered on Superman’s heritage, and how his parents influenced the choices he made.
“Superman: Legacy” is the first of a planned universe of cross-platform storytelling called “Gods and Monsters.” Although the cast has not been announced, the movie is scheduled to be released globally on July 11, 2025. Gunn and Safran took control of DC Studios in the fall of 2022 and have vowed to prioritize quality over quantity. They also stated that the screenplay must be finished before filming begins, as people have become too focused on release dates.