Supergirl is set to get her own movie in the new DC Universe. However, it seems she may have a more humorous debut in Superman: Legacy.
With the upcoming Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow project starting to take form in the upcoming DC Universe, it was only a matter of time until fans got casting news for the Girl of Steel. However, the character may be different than they expected, with a new rumor by the reliable Reddit community r/DCEULeaks suggesting James Gunn is looking for the heroine to be “humorous with [a] punk rock edginess” in Superman: Legacy.
Having an edge isn’t a foreign concept to different incarnations of Supergirl, especially as the rumor reveals this toughness would stem from her witnessing the destruction of Krypton as a child. It seems as though James Gunn will be shooting to have a much more world-weary incarnation of the heroine in Superman: Legacy, which seems to be both a great change of pace and an olive branch to fans of Sasha Calle’s version of the character in The Flash.
What to expect from Superman’s DC Universe debut
Set to begin production in March 2024, Superman: Legacy promises a fresh take on the iconic superhero saga, featuring David Corenswet stepping into the role of Superman, previously portrayed by Henry Cavill. Joining Corenswet in this new chapter of the Superman story is Rachel Brosnahan, who will bring to life the character of Lois Lane, the intrepid journalist and Superman’s love interest.
Superman: Legacy 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. The choice to focus on the early years of his career is a bold move that could potentially breathe new life into the character and appeal to a younger generation of fans.
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.
Superman: Legacy 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!