SUPERMAN Director James Gunn Reveals Gift From Jerry Siegel’s Grandsons & AI "First Look" At David Corenswet

SUPERMAN Director James Gunn Reveals Gift From Jerry Siegel’s Grandsons & AI "First Look" At David Corenswet SUPERMAN Director James Gunn Reveals Gift From Jerry Siegel’s Grandsons & AI "First Look" At David Corenswet

Superman director James Gunn has taken to social media to reveal an amazing gift he received from the grandsons of the Man of Steel's co-creator Jerry Siegel, and some hilarious AI artwork...

By MarkCassidy - Mar 27, 2024 05:03 PM EST
Filed Under: Superman

As production continues on James Gunn's Superman Legacy in Svalbard, Norway, the filmmaker has taken to social media to share a gift he received from the grandsons of the iconic DC Comics hero's co-creator Jerry Siegel... along with some AI artwork that one fansite seems to be attempting to pass off as the real thing!

"A gift from Jerry Siegel’s grandsons Michael and James Larson - a reprint of the first issue of Action Comics signed by Jerry," writes Gunn. "It’s been great having Mike and Jim around keeping Jerry’s spirit alive in the birth of the DCU! Here we all were on the day of the cast read through."

Gunn went on to reveal that Michael and James sat in on the read through after already reading the script themselves.

As for the artwork, it's a clearly AI-generated "first look" at Gunn alongside star David Corenswet suited-up as the Man of Tomorrow. We can understand someone maybe being fooled by Corenswent at a first glance, but Gunn... not so much!


So far, we've only seen set photos featuring Maria Gabrielle de Faria as The Engineer, but more are sure to find their way online at some point.

Superman will also star Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern Guy Gardner, and Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho.

More recently, Sara Sampaio signed on to play Lex's assistant/lover Eve Teschmacher, and Skyler Gisondo has been cast as Jimmy Olsen.

Milly Alcock's Supergirl is also rumored to make her debut ahead of her own Woman of Tomorrow movie, but that's yet to be confirmed.

We're still not sure exactly how these other superheroes will factor into the story, but Gunn has previously revealed that Superman's dual-life as both Clark Kent and the Man of Steel will be explored in the film, suggesting that these characters will be his "super friends." Whether they'll be part of an actual team or not remains to be seen.

“Overjoyed to be announcing the start of principal photography on SUPERMAN today, February 29, which just so happens to be – coincidentally and unplanned – Superman’s birthday,” Gunn captioned the logo photo. “When I finished the first draft of the script, I called the film ‘Superman: Legacy.’ By the time I locked the final draft, it was clear the title was SUPERMAN,” he added. “Making our way to you July 2025.”

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TheVandalore - 3/27/2024, 5:33 PM
It's about my bed time and my eyes are blurry, but is that Simon Cowell? I need to go to sleep 😭😴🤣
WhatIfRickJames - 3/27/2024, 5:42 PM
AI art… how tf is this news? Every day we get further and further away from quality.
ProudPatriot76 - 3/27/2024, 5:45 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - we haven’t had quality in YEARS. Not since the GUSTO and NailBiter days
bkmeijer1 - 3/27/2024, 5:59 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - guessing the news is Gunn responding to it. Not major news either, but something besides just art nonetheless
ShamusG - 3/27/2024, 11:17 PM
@ProudPatriot76 - oh how I miss Gusto!
ObserverIO - 3/28/2024, 8:01 AM
@ProudPatriot76 - Nailbiter...
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ProudPatriot76 - 3/28/2024, 8:12 AM
@ObserverIO - he had the best articles
HulkisHoly - 3/27/2024, 5:43 PM
April fools came earlier this year, apparently.
WruceBayne - 3/27/2024, 6:07 PM
@HulkisHoly - April 1st is always a cringe-fest around here.
bobevanz - 3/27/2024, 6:24 PM
@WruceBayne - for full effect, they should turn off comments for every article lol
WruceBayne - 3/27/2024, 6:28 PM
@bobevanz - this site would implode if they did that. Lol
HulkisHoly - 3/27/2024, 6:55 PM
@WruceBayne - Yep
WhatIfRickJames - 3/27/2024, 5:47 PM
It is cool that Siegel’s grandsons are on set though. Gunn does have some respect for the source
bkmeijer1 - 3/27/2024, 6:00 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - yeah, he's pulling from all the right sources. Can't deny that
CaptainFlapjaks - 3/27/2024, 5:48 PM
You know what would be on brand for gunn. To leak the first pics of david, rachel and nick as supes, lois and lex on april 1st. Then claim "are they real,or fake"
bkmeijer1 - 3/27/2024, 6:01 PM
@CaptainFlapjaks - that would be pretty funny. Think we'll get an official image though
CaptainFlapjaks - 3/27/2024, 6:37 PM
@bkmeijer1 - yea thats what i meant by leak. He will leak official images
bkmeijer1 - 3/28/2024, 3:33 AM
@CaptainFlapjaks - oh gotcha. Kinda was thinking of a set photo or a group photo, but an official image would be way better (and funnier if he plays it like that)
sully - 3/27/2024, 5:54 PM
"AI first look"

This website has gone to sh*t.
grif - 3/27/2024, 5:55 PM
[frick] your ai bs. can i see something from the movie?

AnthonyVonGeek - 3/27/2024, 5:55 PM
AI art?
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DarthAlgar - 3/27/2024, 6:02 PM
I am beyond confident David will give us the Clark Kent/Superman we deserve.

RolandD - 3/27/2024, 6:07 PM
I am glad that that’s AI art. Let’s leave the Superman with the 5 o’clock shadow behind with Tyler.
DankMan - 3/27/2024, 8:25 PM
@RolandD - Only if we get a scene with him shaving with his heat vision
RolandD - 3/27/2024, 9:33 PM
@DankMan - Now that would be great to see in a movie after seeing it in comics so many times.
RolandD - 3/27/2024, 6:09 PM
The whole issue with the Siegel grandsons on-set is very cool. It reminds me of Bob Kane being there with Batman 89, although he was all about self-promotion.
dracula - 3/27/2024, 6:11 PM
Wonder if he will invite Bill Finger’s grandaughter to the set of brave and the bold
dracula - 3/27/2024, 6:12 PM
Keep Kane’s family away
RolandD - 3/27/2024, 7:32 PM
@dracula - See my comment above. He wanted all of the glory and money to himself, right?
dracula - 3/27/2024, 7:40 PM
@RolandD - yup and without actually doing work himself
RolandD - 3/27/2024, 9:31 PM
@dracula - I just read that some of the paintings he did in his later career were also ghosted.
ObserverIO - 3/28/2024, 8:13 AM
@dracula @RolandD - I hear you. But also, without Bob Kane there would be no Batman.

Taking credit away is never good and Bob Kane did that all the time. But that doesn't mean we should take credit away from Bob Kane too.

Also the issues of Detective Comics that Bob Kane was actually involved in were probably the closest to the original idea of the dark, mysterious horror/noir Batman that was brought back by Denny O' Neal and Neil Adams and later by Frank Miller and Tim Burton. Basically the Batman we have now.
RolandD - 3/28/2024, 8:47 AM
@ObserverIO - I am not criticizing his work. I’m just criticizing his wanting to take credit for almost everything from the early days. Also, without Bill Finger, The Batman would have had no cowl, blonde hair and a red bodysuit.
ObserverIO - 3/28/2024, 9:39 AM
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RolandD - 3/28/2024, 10:03 AM
@ObserverIO - Love it !
TheLight - 3/27/2024, 6:13 PM
What happened to this website??

Enough of the blasted AI, I want to see some actual content of David as Clark/Superman!

It is cool to see that Siegel's grandsons were there though.

GhostDog - 3/27/2024, 6:21 PM
Stop with the AI bullshit
bobevanz - 3/27/2024, 6:24 PM
At least James Gunn doesn't sell bibles lol
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Superspecialawesomeguy - 3/27/2024, 6:29 PM
That was real cool of him to invite the grandsons of Jerry Siegel to the first read-through.

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HermanM - 3/27/2024, 6:35 PM
It's an A.I. mixture of Snyder & Gunn and Cavill & Corenswet. Lol

Also nice to see the descendents of Superman's creators...hopefully DC treats them better than they did Siegel & Shuster.
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