DC Studios Co-Head James Gunn Teases ‘Superman: Legacy’ With New Photo

It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman!

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DC Studios co-head James Gunn is hyping up Superman: Legacy on his social media pages.

This morning, James Gunn took to Twitter to share a comic book panel of Superman flying through the skies, teasing his upcoming DC Universe movie focusing on the Man of Steel. Gunn revealed that the project is titled Superman: Legacy during the recent DC Universe slate reveal, which took place in Burbank, California. You can check out his Twitter post below.

James Gunn is writing Superman: Legacy and expected to direct the movie, according to recent reports. It is currently slated to hit theaters on July 11, 2025. The movie sees Superman balancing “his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing” and his “embodiment of truth, justice and the American way and kindness in a world that thinks of kindness as old fashioned.”

DC Studios is casting a new Kal-El for Superman: Legacy, as the DC Universe movie explores the early years of the Last Son of Krypton, around the time he first stats working at the Daily Planet in Metropolis. As such, Henry Cavill is not returning as the DC Comics hero.

The future of the DC Universe

James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room and a unified storyline across film, television, animation and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.

Shazam! Fury of the GodsThe FlashBlue Beetle and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom are currently in various stages of post-production at Warner Bros. Discovery, with all four DC Universe movies slated to hit theaters in 2023. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.