James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy is set to start production in just a few months. However, how close is the DC Studios project really to being done with casting?
Perhaps more than any filmmaker before him, James Gunn has been very transparent about the production of Superman: Legacy. In his latest swathe of updates from the offices of DC Studios, the director revealed that the project is on track to start filming in March 2024, with the vast majority of casting having already been decided.
“It’s going swimmingly,” James Gunn wrote on Threads when asked about how production on Superman: Legacy was going. “Sets being built, costumes being finished, actors studying roles, prosthetics and VFX models being made, flights booked. Here we go.”
James Gunn would go on to specify that while “more” than 90% of casting has been completed for Superman: Legacy, it still remains at “less than 100%”.
Most likely, this means that the only roles left to be cast are relatively minor characters in Superman: Legacy, such as background actors or potentially less important supporting roles. Given the development hell nearly every movie in the old DCEU went through, it’s a relief James Gunn and Peter Safran are keeping things as smooth as butter for the fist DCU feature!
What to expect from Superman’s DC Universe debut
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!