‘Superman: Legacy’ Shooting Location Revealed As DC Studios Movie Gears Up To Begin Shooting

Where will Superman take flight?

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Superman is flying back to the big screen, with DC Studios co-head James Gunn at the helm. Heroic Hollywood has learned that Superman: Legacy is expected to begin production in January 2024, with shooting taking place in Atlanta, Georgia. Gunn is writing and directing the DC Universe movie for a Summer 2025 release.

The choice of Atlanta as a filming location is not surprising, as the city has become a popular spot for movie productions in recent years. Its diverse landscapes and tax incentives make it an attractive destination for studios.

With Superman: Legacy now in pre-production, casting news and other updates are sure to follow in the coming months. While no official casting announcements have been made, there has been plenty of speculation about who could take on the role of Superman in the DC Studios movie.

In addition to Superman: Legacy, James Gunn is currently doing the press rounds for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, making him one of the busiest filmmakers in Hollywood. Despite his busy schedule, however, Gunn has expressed his excitement for both projects, stating that he feels privileged to be working on such beloved characters.

DC Studios is casting a new Kal-El for Superman: Legacy, as the DC Universe movie explores the early years of the Last Son of Krypton, around the time he first starts working at the Daily Planet in Metropolis. As such, Henry Cavill is not returning as the DC Comics hero.

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 working at the Daily Planet and fighting off villains. 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.

The FlashBlue Beetle and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom are currently in various stages of post-production at Warner Bros. Discovery, with all four DC Universe movies slated to hit theaters in 2023. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.