‘Superman: Legacy’ James Gunn Reveals Extent Of Warner Bros. Input On Casting

Will Warner Bros. interfere?

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DC Studios has been ramping up pre-production on Superman: Legacy as casting for the project enters its final stages. Director James Gunn revealed exactly how much input Warner Bros. executives like David Zaslav will have on casting their Man of Steel.

The concept that Warner Bros. executives would have any input on this new DC Universe may inspire nightmares to anyone who remembers the early days of DC films like Suicide Squad and Justice League. Deadline reporter Justin Kroll recently confirmed that executives would have a hand in casting for Superman: Legacy, with tapes for the actors being cut together for them and likely delaying when fans should expect a casting announcement:

Luckily for fans, it seems as though this time the influence of Warner Bros. executives isn’t as severe. James Gunn clarified their role on the social media app Blue Sky where he said that David Zaslav and other executives trust him and Peter Safran to make the right casting choices for Superman: Legacy, but they’ll still show them footage of whoever they cast once the choice is made:

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It seems as though James Gunn was right when he said that his new DC Universe with Peter Safran will put the focus on the creators. Warner Bros. has been infamous for interfering with the vision of directors and writers to try to appeal to general audiences, but it seems as though the new regime helmed by David Zaslav has learned to trust creatives; staring with Superman: Legacy.

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.

Anthony Singletary

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