DC Studios co-head James Gunn previously announced that Superman: Legacy will be the first installment of the all-new DCU. Additionally, Gunn announced that he himself would direct the film. Now he’s revealed in a new image that pre-production on Superman: Legacy has started.
The image was also shared because today is Superman Anniversary Day. As such, it should be considered a special moment by fans, and one that certainly has everyone eager to see this new incarnation of Superman. Gunn further teases everything they’re currently working on with the film.
“I’m honored to be a part of the legacy,” Gunn writes. “And what better day than #SupermanAnniversary Day to dive fully into early pre-production on #SupermanLegacy?”
“Costumes, production design, and more now up and running.”
Here’s the Superman: Legacy pre-production image shared by James Gunn:
As mentioned, today is the anniversary of Action Comics #1. The comic book debut of Superman in said issue happened as far back as 1938. As such, it’s exciting to see that Superman is still a big topic for DC fans all these years later. Hopefully now that pre-production is underway, it won’t be much longer before more details are revealed.
Neither plot nor cast details for Superman: Legacy have been announced. But it’s confirmed that this will be a different and younger take on the character than Henry Cavill’s. It’s certainly a controversial decision, especially as Cavill was teased to return in Black Adam, but Gunn has very different plans in mind for the DCU. Hopefully, then, Superman: Legacy will lay out the proper groundwork to make it all happen. James Gunn will direct the film in addition to having written the script.
The film is expected to hit theaters on July 11, 2025. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional Superman: Legacy updates as we have them.