‘Superman: Legacy’: James Gunn Confirms How Much Of The DC Reboot Will Be An Origin Story

Will fans see his early days?

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Superman: Legacy is set to bring DC’s most iconic hero to a new generation. James Gunn reveals how much of the reboot will be dedicated to the hero’s origin story.

The newest reboot of the DC Universe will bring an already-established Man of Steel to audiences across the globe. However, that still leaves the question of how much of Clark Kent’s early years will be shown in Superman: Legacy. According to Legacy writer-director James Gunn on Threads, “none” of the upcoming film will be dedicated to telling Superman’s origin story.

While James Gunn has previously stated that Superman: Legacy wouldn’t be an origin story, it may shock many fans that the reboot won’t feature any scenes from one of the most iconic moments in DC Comics: the destruction of Krypton. Though given how often that scene has been hashed and rehashed, it may be best for Gunn to steer clear for this reboot.

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!

Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

Anthony has always had a love for stories. An aspiring screenwriter and video editor, he takes pride in connecting fans with the latest heroic news!