James Gunn is set to lead the charge on a new era of the DC Universe with Peter Safran, starting with Superman: Legacy in early 2025. As pre-production for the film enters full swing, Gunn is set to take a step back from clearing the air on fake rumors.
Fake rumors and lies have existed ever since Hollywood was created. For every insider with reliable information about a project, several dozen are lying for popularity. Things are no different with the brand new DC Universe, which has been plagued by “scoopers” who claim to have inside information that not even James Gunn and Peter Safran have.
While James Gunn has been fairly active on Twitter, answering questions and debunking these rumors about Superman: Legacy, a recent Tweet of his says he’s stepping back from the practice due to the sheer amount of misinformation on display on the site. The DC Studios co-head also stated that fans shouldn’t trust anything not personally from him or Safran:
This tweet also comes as confirmation that storyboarding for Superman: Legacy is underway. While it had previously been reported that James Gunn had been able to submit his script to the studio prior to the WGA writers strike, it was unclear what Gunn would tackle first following his commitments to Marvel for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
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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