SUPERMAN Set Photos Reveal Daily Planet Building; James Gunn Shares New BTS Shot Featuring GOTG Star

SUPERMAN Set Photos Reveal Daily Planet Building; James Gunn Shares New BTS Shot Featuring GOTG Star

James Gunn has shared a new behind-the-scenes photo of a few friends checking out some Superman footage on a monitor, and we also have a first look at The Daily Planet building...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 18, 2024 12:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Superman

Before we go any further: No, Chris Pratt is not in Superman (as far as we know, anyway), but the Guardians of the Galaxy star did pay a visit to set along with some more of director James Gunn's pals for a little preview of some footage.

Gunn shared a behind-the-scenes photo to Instagram of himself, Pratt and several other people watching a monitor, presumably as a scene from the upcoming DCU reboot was being filmed.

Shooting is currently underway in Cleveland, Ohio, and the city streets have been transformed into Metropolis. We recently caught a glimpse of one of the storefronts displaying the Daily Planet logo, and we now have a first look at The Leader Building doubling as the iconic newspaper's base of operations itself.

The photos spotlight the main entrance and lobby. We're not sure if the Planet's signature globe will sit atop the skyscraper, but that's something that would likely be added in post, anyway.

Check out the photos at the links below.

So far, the only major reveal that has come from set photos is a glimpse of María Gabriela de Faría in-costume as The Engineer, but we did get a first official look at David Corenswet in his Super-suit a few weeks ago.

The image, which showed an already battle-tested Man of Steel putting his boots on to go deal with another potentially catastrophic threat to Metropolis, was effective enough, but it's probably fair to say that the majority of fans weren't overly impressed.

Superman will also star Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern Guy Gardner, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, and Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho.

Sara Sampaio is on board as Lex's assistant/lover Eve Teschmacher, Pruitt Taylor Vince and Neva Howell will play "Ma" and "Pa" Kent, and Wendell Pierce will play Perry White. 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 first official photo earlier this year. “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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Doomsday8888 - 6/18/2024, 12:49 PM
I'm digging the Daily Planet's whole aesthetic, the only exception so far.

Also, each time i see that f*cking costume pic is a punch in the eye, man...
bobevanz - 6/18/2024, 1:45 PM
I know Herman has me blocked, but I didn't know he lives in the same city as me. Ew lol
ItsNotForMeWahh - 6/18/2024, 2:13 PM
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ItsNotForMeWahh - 6/18/2024, 2:33 PM
@bobevanz - the gif is not sarcastic! You should feel great about that accomplishment
CaptainFlapjaks - 6/18/2024, 3:52 PM
@Doomsday8888 - it even has a revolving door. We are gonna get a revolving door gag with his suit like how reeves had one with the phone booth
HermanM - 6/18/2024, 12:50 PM
It looks beautiful. I love this look for the Daily Planet.

Gunn making the right decisions so far.

I'll be an extra in the film's Cincinnati shoot in a few weeks, very excited.
ProudPatriot76 - 6/18/2024, 12:53 PM
@HermanM - that’s awesome! I saw the call out on Facebook for extras. I wish I would have done it. Enjoy your time!
HermanM - 6/18/2024, 12:54 PM
@ProudPatriot76 - Thanks man I will. I hope they will let us take pics but I doubt it. I'm hoping we get to hear some of John Murphy's score since Gunn already wrote it before shooting and they play it during scenes on set!
DeadClunge - 6/18/2024, 1:01 PM
@HermanM - hopefully you don't make the theatrical cut lmao 😅🤣
ObserverIO - 6/18/2024, 1:07 PM
@HermanM - That's awesome, really happy for you. Report back with the dirty deets if you can, try not to let 2x4 IP ban you before then.
BobbyDrake - 6/18/2024, 1:36 PM
@HermanM - That’s really cool man!!! Let us know if you make it into the movie
HermanM - 6/18/2024, 1:52 PM
@ObserverIO - oh I for sure will!
HermanM - 6/18/2024, 1:52 PM
@BobbyDrake - definitely
TheLight - 6/18/2024, 5:21 PM
@HermanM - Dude that's amazing! Hopefully you'll get to maybe have a scene with Lois and Clark walking the streets.
sheisthekey - 6/18/2024, 12:51 PM
Yay!! We're the Daily Planet cool kids
Nomis929 - 6/18/2024, 2:27 PM
DeadClunge - 6/18/2024, 12:59 PM
I like the daily planet's old school revolving doors but the building seems so small (height wise)🤣

It's gonna be so obvious Superman works there if he's taking off and landing on the roof.
RolandD - 6/18/2024, 1:07 PM
@DeadClunge - The first set of pics says that it is standing in as “the entrance at least” so another building might be used as well. I am still hoping hope the globe on top of a taller building as well.
DeadClunge - 6/18/2024, 1:15 PM
@RolandD - that would be perfect! The daily planet's globe is a iconic piece of metropolis' Skyline imo
RolandD - 6/18/2024, 1:21 PM
@DeadClunge - Exactly.
TheFinestSmack - 6/18/2024, 1:43 PM
@DeadClunge - "the building seems so small"
Print is a dying industry! Give it five more years and the Daily Planet will operate out of a mall kiosk.
CaptainFlapjaks - 6/18/2024, 4:13 PM
@DeadClunge - he can just be like "nah i dont work here, i just really like how these revolving doors obscure the fact im basically stripping in public.
DeadClunge - 6/18/2024, 4:30 PM
@CaptainFlapjaks - 😅 knowing Gunn there will be some kind of super nudity in this.
ObserverIO - 6/18/2024, 1:01 PM
Gotta have them revolving doors.
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JFerguson - 6/18/2024, 1:03 PM
Woah that’s a really elegant newsroom building. Harrods vibes
Timerider - 6/18/2024, 1:07 PM
Incoming teaser trailer for SDCC24? Maaaaaaybe?

Maybe Pratt and his crew are watching the first teaser
RolandD - 6/18/2024, 1:08 PM
The entrance looks great, classy, old school and I love the revolving doors.
HulkisHoly - 6/18/2024, 7:32 PM
@RolandD -

Perfect stuff!
Even the font is oldschool
RolandD - 6/18/2024, 8:15 PM
@HulkisHoly - right? That’s part of what I liked about it. It might be an art deco font, but I’m not sure. I am sure that I like it.
HulkisHoly - 6/19/2024, 12:33 AM
@RolandD -

It gives me 1920-1940 vibes and for Metropolis to feel classic, which I want, that’s a very good thing!
RolandD - 6/18/2024, 1:10 PM
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Could we see an homage to this?
Fogs - 6/18/2024, 1:15 PM
@RolandD - My 1st thought also. Here's hoping.
Nomis929 - 6/18/2024, 2:29 PM
@RolandD - As long as it's followed up wth my Favorite part of the movie! :)

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TheVisionary25 - 6/18/2024, 2:36 PM
@RolandD - I could see it

I could atleast expect a phone booth homage

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RolandD - 6/18/2024, 4:02 PM
@Nomis929 - LOLOLOLOL
TheVisionary25 - 6/18/2024, 1:24 PM
I like it , feels very old school!!.

Also I wouldn’t mind Pratt in one of these Superman movies in the future , hopefully as a villain for the sake of variety…

I could see him as Parasite honestly.

ModHaterSLADE - 6/18/2024, 1:26 PM
With all these castings for Daily Planet employees I'm curious how much of the movie takes place there, I don't think we've spent more than 5 minutes total at the Planet for any Superman film in the last 20 years.
HulkisHoly - 6/18/2024, 7:35 PM
@ModHaterSLADE -

And that’s a problem.
In spite of the cheesiness, Lois and Clark proved there is so much wasted potential in not showing Lois or Clark (or other supporting characters) what a normal day looks like for them. It humanizes them and makes them relatable without making them all mopey.
Show the relationships!
Superman is more than just the Clark and Lois show. Clark should have his own relationship with Jimmy or Perry and other characters.
I love that they are filling out the characters in the Planet.
ModHaterSLADE - 6/18/2024, 8:02 PM
@HulkisHoly - Yeah, I'll agree that with all the Superman projects we've gotten over the decades it would be nice to have more self focused episodes that focus on the Daily Planet staff dynamics and sometimes investigative journalism aspect without needing to resort to fist fights or powers for action sake.
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