James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy is one of the most highly-anticipated comic book films of the next few years. According to an insider, the film is set to feature conflict in the Middle East as a key plot point.
This new Superman: Legacy rumor comes from Hollywood insider Daniel Richtman. According to the scooper, the film will revolve around a conflict in the Middle East involving the fictional DC Universe country Bialya, with Superman trying to solve things one way and characters like Lex Luthor and other recently cast heroes disagreeing.
Superman: Legacy would be far from the first time James Gunn tackled controversial geopolitical issues. The Suicide Squad was famously a commentary on the US military’s interventionism in Central and South America through the use of Corto Maltese. So while fans may worry using Bialya and the Middle East may hurt the film, it seems as though it remains in good hands.
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 Kent and Superman while fighting off villains and saving the world.
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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