DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn is currently preparing to shoot Superman: Legacy, which promises to introduce a new iteration of the Man of Steel and reboot the DC Universe. In a recent Instagram post, Gunn gave fans a glimpse into his production office, showcasing walls adorned with panels and cover art from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s Superman for All Seasons.
James Gunn’s choice of decor is a clear indication of the direction he might be taking with Superman: Legacy. Released in 1998, Superman for All Seasons is renowned for its introspective take on Superman’s character. The four-issue series — set across Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter — offers a multifaceted exploration of Superman, with each issue narrated by a key figure in his life — Jonathan Kent, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and Lana Lang.
Superman: Legacy star David Corenswet is also diligently preparing for the upcoming shoot, as recent photographs have revealed. The actor has visibly packed on a significant amount of muscle, gearing up for his role as the Man of Steel.
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 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’s DC Universe Future
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.
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