James Gunn Shares Photo Of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Actor On ‘Superman’ Set

A new Superman set photo is here!

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James Gunn, co-head of DC Studios, recently took to social media to share an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse from the set of Superman, a project he is both writing and directing. The photo captures a moment between Gunn and Kai Zen, known for her role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, who was visiting the set.

Kai Zen was featured in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as the iconic Marvel character Phylla-Vel, who became a member of the titular team in one of the two post-credits scenes. In his Instagram post, Gunn playfully declared Zen as “our favorite Guardian of the Galaxy,” apologizing to Chris Pratt. You can check out the Superman set photo below.

Since Superman kicked off its production in February, James Gunn has been actively sharing updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses with fans via social media. On February 29, Gunn celebrated the start of filming with a post that not only confirmed the beginning of production but also unveiled the final title of the film, explicitly stating that “Legacy” would no longer serve as its subtitle.

What to expect from James Gunn’s Superman movie

Superman is a much-anticipated project, given that Clark Kent has been an integral part of the DC Universe for over 80 years, with various iterations and adaptations across different media. The movie promises to explore the character’s origins and his struggles to balance his dual identities as Clark and Superman while fighting off villains and saving the world.

Superman is being written and directed by James Gunn. The movie boasts a star-studded cast that includes David Corenswet as Superman, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion as the Guy Gardner version of Green Lantern, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, and many others.

Superman is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 11, 2025. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the DC Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Rick Lemoine

Rick Lemoine

Raised on a hearty dose of Marvel and DC comics, Rick combines his love for superheroes with a knack for writing about Hollywood's brightest.