The movie “Superman: Legacy” will be directed by director James Gunn, who is also Peter Safran’s business partner and the chairman and CEO of DC Studios.
On Wednesday, Gunn made the previously-announced Superman franchise revival under his direction official. Safran will produce, and he co-wrote the script, according to Variety.
Moreover, “Superman: Legacy” unveiled its initial description, revealing that “relates the tale of Superman’s struggle to balance his human upbringing as Clark Kent in Smallville, Kansas, with his Kryptonian background. He is the personification of honesty, fairness, and the American way, which is based on compassion in a society that considers kindness to be outmoded.”
Along with the announcement, Gunn posted an emotional tale about his connection to the film on Twitter.
“My father passed away about three years ago. He was my closest friend. He didn’t understand me when I was a child, but dad encouraged my passion of comic books and movies, and without him, I wouldn’t be doing this movie today “Gunn penned.
“To get here, it has been a lengthy journey. Years ago, I was asked to play Superman, but I first declined because I lacked an entrance that felt special, enjoyable, and touching while still giving Superman the respect he deserved.”
According to the filmmaker, “a little less than a year ago I saw a way in, concentrating upon Superman’s lineage, how both his noble Kryptonian parents and his Kansas farmer parents impact who he is and the decisions he makes.”
Superman: Legacy is the first installment in what the company is referring to as Phase 1’s “Gods and Monsters” realm of cross-platform narrative. While the cast has not yet been revealed, the movie is scheduled for a July 11, 2025, worldwide cinema release.
When Gunn and Safran took over the comic book division, a coveted intellectual property stable under Warner Bros. Discovery, they provided the DC Universe the much-needed boost. They gave a media presentation about their new strategy in January and promised to prioritise quality above quantity.
“The need to make movies regardless of the circumstances has led to a dependence on [release] dates. We won’t be creating movies until the script is ready since I’m a writer at heart “stated Gunn at the time.