Production is ramping up on Superman: Legacy! James Gunn recently took to social media to share the first storyboard of the upcoming DC Universe reboot.
Fans have been begging for any scraps of information about Superman: Legacy ahead of filming starting in 2024. It seems James Gunn is finally starting to deliver, sharing a storyboard for the DC Universe project on Threads. Though be warned, as it may contain spoilers for the upcoming reboot:
“Spoiler??!! Well, probably not,” Gunn jokingly wrote. “I’m constantly drawing Superman Legacy shots and storyboards all over everything. Here’s one I just sent to my department heads to understand how tight a shot was going to be we had been discussing.”
It’s entirely unclear who this storyboard could possibly be. Though given the furrowed brow and how tight the shot is on their expression before panning out, it’s likely a character that’s discontented with a relevant setting around them, be it the thing they’re annoyed about or an empty room showing their isolation. We’re guessing this is most likely a storyboard for Lex Luthor in Superman: Legacy.
Regardless of who James Gunn drew in this storyboard, it seems as though the DC Universe reboot is nearly ready to get boots on the ground once the holiday season wraps up. While rehearsals of course still need to be done, DC fans can likely expect Superman: Legacy news sooner rather than later.
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!