We aren't exactly surprised by this news, but filmmaker James Gunn has confirmed he will write and direct 2025's Superman: Legacy.
In a lengthy social media post, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director and DC Studios co-CEO shared an emotional explanation about what led to him choosing to helm the reboot.
Gunn also teased what fans can expect from the movie, suggesting Clark Kent's relationship with his parents (both human and Kryptonian) will be front and centre.
The movie will be the opening salvo of the DCU's "Chapter One: Gods and Monsters" slate, and while there's still no word on who is playing the new Man of Tomorrow, we're sure Gunn already has some ideas.
"Superman: Legacy tells the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas," reads the official synopsis. "He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned."
It's going to be exciting to see how this project takes shape and with Gunn getting hands-on with many of DC Studios' movies and TV shows, his fingerprints will clearly be all over the DCU.
Check out Gunn's statement in full below.