When James Gunn officially announced that Henry Cavill would not be returning as Superman in the new DCU, he indicated that one of the main reasons why he was recasting the role was because his planned reboot would be "focusing on an earlier part of Superman's life."
Though the filmmaker never actually specified how much earlier, a lot of fans took this to mean that Superman: Legacy would introduce a younger Man of Steel who was just coming to grips with his dual life as Earth's primary protector and budding Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent.
We recently learned that the Blue Beetle movie will contain a Superman reference, and since we know Jaime Reyes will be a part of the DCU going forward, a fan asked Gunn on Threads if this confirmed that Legacy would take place in the past.
The Suicide Squad director responded that he was "never making a young Superman movie, just a Superman movie."
Though Gunn is right in that he technically never did say he was working on a young Superman movie, his comments have resulted in some jumping to the conclusion that there must be more to him replacing Cavill as the Man of Tomorrow than we've been led to believe.
What do you make of this clarification? Let us know in the usual spot, and check out some new Superman: Legacy fan-art below.
Superman: Legacy will star David Corenswet as Clark Kent/Superman, and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane. The supporting cast includes Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern Guy Gardner, and Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho.
Casting is currently underway for Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White.
Barring any delays, Production is scheduled to commence next January.
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