It’s Official! James Gunn Directing ‘Superman: Legacy’

Back when James Gunn and Peter Safran announced their first set of plans for the new DCU, it was unconfirmed whether the first official film entry for the franchise, Superman: Legacy, was going to be directed by Gunn himself, or merely just written by him. Today we officially got our answer!

During the initial “Chapter 1” press conference back in January, it was confirmed he would be writing the movie, but the DC Studios duo weren’t sure if he would be directing. Never one to shy away from the direct approach (no pun intended… actually pun intended — that was a good one), Gunn took to Twitter to very slyly and quietly announce he would be officially directing Superman: Legacy, coming July 11, 2025.

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Not much is known about the project other than it would center around the early days of Superman without it being any sort of an origin story. And that, obviously, Henry Cavill would not be portraying the character.

If I had to guess, I’d say DC and Gunn/Safran will likely make casting announcements around San Diego Comic-Con. But that is a blind and wild guess, so don’t quote me on that.

That said, Gunn’s proven himself to be a knowledgeable fan and a competent storyteller. I strongly feel he will take the project to newer, greater heights!

Here’s looking forward to July 2025!

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