SUPERMAN: LEGACY - James Gunn Confirms He Will Direct DCU's First Movie With Emotional Social Media Post

SUPERMAN: LEGACY - James Gunn Confirms He Will Direct DCU's First Movie With Emotional Social Media Post SUPERMAN: LEGACY - James Gunn Confirms He Will Direct DCU's First Movie With Emotional Social Media Post

Following reports last week that DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn with write and direct Superman: Legacy, the filmmaker has now confirmed he will indeed step behind the camera of the upcoming DCU reboot…

By JoshWilding - Mar 15, 2023 03:03 PM EST
Filed Under: Superman: Legacy

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.

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itzayaboy
itzayaboy - 3/15/2023, 4:01 PM
Damn. He’s gonna nail it. That story about losing his father got me. I’m losing mine to a terminal diagnosis right now and it sucks. Heart goes out to Gunn and fam and I’m cheering for this to be a smash hit.
mountainman
mountainman - 3/15/2023, 4:07 PM
@itzayaboy - Best of luck during the tough time. Losing close family is never easy.
MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 3/15/2023, 4:13 PM
@itzayaboy - oh man. Sorry to hear it. Not much I can say…, just sorry and we’re all here through your tough time
ProudPatriot76
ProudPatriot76 - 3/15/2023, 4:16 PM
@itzayaboy - losing your father sucks. I’m sorry man. My dad died back in 2021 to cancer. It’s awful watching your hero die
Fogs
Fogs - 3/15/2023, 4:33 PM
@itzayaboy - Sorry to hear that... Hope yours are OK, given the situation.
Origame
Origame - 3/15/2023, 4:44 PM
@itzayaboy - my father passed over the summer. Long battle with a host of conditions. Praying for you and your dad.
SorceresSupreme
SorceresSupreme - 3/15/2023, 4:49 PM
@itzayaboy - I'm so sorry, that must be so hard, I hope he is able to recover or go in peace. Lots of love to you and your family.
BestAtWhatIDo
BestAtWhatIDo - 3/15/2023, 5:17 PM
@itzayaboy - So sorry to hear it. I lost my dad almost two years ago to prostate cancer, and it still stings. But the memories we made remain a great comfort.
xfactor
xfactor - 3/15/2023, 5:41 PM
@itzayaboy - I know the feeling as I’ve lost my father . Godspeed to you and your family.
DTor91
DTor91 - 3/15/2023, 6:15 PM
@itzayaboy - Yeah same here. My dad’s birthday happens to be in July, and the end of this month will make 6 years since losing him.

Really sorry to hear all that’s going on, and holding out hope for you and yours.
MosquitoFarmer
MosquitoFarmer - 3/15/2023, 7:13 PM
@itzayaboy - I took my step-father to see Gunn's Guradians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 a couple of years before he passed away. Circumstantially, it was the perfect movie for that day given the story.
pitbull76
pitbull76 - 3/15/2023, 7:43 PM
@itzayaboy - My heart goes out to you cherish your time together.
pitbull76
pitbull76 - 3/15/2023, 7:46 PM
@Origame - Sorry to hear that my friend my condolences.I believe me and you had a script leaking debate a couple days ago.
GeneralZod
GeneralZod - 3/15/2023, 11:25 PM
@itzayaboy - Hang tough. Take advantage of the fact that if it's his time, you can make your peace and say bye to him in this physical life. I lost my dad 9 months ago to heart failure shortly after midnight. I had no way to say bye to him.
GeneralZod
GeneralZod - 3/15/2023, 11:25 PM
@Origame - Sorry dude. I lost my dad May of last year.
narrow290
narrow290 - 3/16/2023, 11:16 AM
@itzayaboy - So sorry to hear this bro. I do value peoples opinion on this site and its nice to see there's still some heart left. sending positive vibes to you during this tough time my man
DrReedRichards
DrReedRichards - 3/15/2023, 4:01 PM
Drace24
Drace24 - 3/15/2023, 4:14 PM
@DrReedRichards - That's not fair. DC gave him a chance when everybody dropped him like a hot potato. And he worked to be worth it. He absolutely had to earn this opportunity. This thread alone shows me that he has the emotional sincerity that I want from this project.
Goldboink
Goldboink - 3/15/2023, 4:25 PM
@Drace24 -
He certainly had to earn it. They basically gave him a failed franchise to work with and he nailed it, although the box office didn't reflect the quality of the movie. By far the best Harley Quinn interpretation. Hell, he made King Shark a sympathetic character.
Drace24
Drace24 - 3/15/2023, 4:34 PM
@Goldboink - Kinda weird to think that if this social media hitjob against Gunn hadn't happened, he probably would have never made these projects or end up with the best job of his life.

Life is weird sometimes.
DrReedRichards
DrReedRichards - 3/15/2023, 4:36 PM
@Drace24 -

Mate, I like Gunn. I'm one of the few GotG.v2 defenders in this place. But I can't deny that as a CEO of the newly formed DC Studios, giving himself the job to helm their greatest character, this is what it feels like.
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