James Gunn’s ‘Superman: Legacy’ Begins Early Pre-Production for 2024 Shoot in the DC Universe “Gods and Monsters”


HjsDC co-Boss James Gunn took to Twitter and Instagram on Superman Anniversary Day to announce that his upcoming project, Superman: Legacy, is now in early pre-production. Gunn is writing and directing the movie, which will be the first feature project in his and co-DC chief Peter Safran’s new DC Universe, “Gods and Monsters.”

Safran announced at a DC press event earlier this year that the movie would not be an origins story. Instead, it will focus on Superman’s struggle to balance his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. Safran described Superman as “the embodiment of truth, justice, and the American way” and “kindness in a world that thinks of kindness as old-fashioned.” As previously announced, a new actor will be cast for the role of Superman.

According to sources, physical production on Superman: Legacy will begin at the top of 2024, with the movie scheduled to hit theaters on July 11, 2025. This will be followed by Matt Reeves’ DC else-world The Batman Part II, which is set to open on Oct. 3, 2025.

Meanwhile, cinema owners will get their first look at The Flash, the highly anticipated Warner Bros/DC movie from director Andy Muschietti and starring Ezra Miller in the title role. Gunn has already hailed the movie as “probably one of the greatest superhero movies ever made.”

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As for Gunn, he is currently on a press tour for his Marvel Studios’ film, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, he emphasized that Superman: Legacy would have a different vibe from his Guardians movies, but that he had learned a lot from making those films. With production now underway, fans will be eager to see what new vision Gunn brings to the iconic Man of Steel.

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