James Gunn will most “possible” find yourself directing Superman: Legacy, in keeping with a report from Hollywood Reporter’s Heatvision weblog.
In Friday’s e-newsletter, Borys Package wrote that after writing the animated Creature Commandos, Gunn is “is writing Superman: Legacy, which he’ll likely direct.“
Might Gunn at present be understanding his deal to direct? Probably, though it hasn’t been reported. Gunn is at first a filmmaker and tends to finish up directing many of the initiatives he writes. Why wouldn’t he direct the mission?
The Superman film, which is being written by DC Studios co-head James Gunn and options the subtitle “Legacy,” has been slated for July 11, 2025. The film revolves across the Man of Metal as he balances “his Kryptonian heritage together with his human upbringing” and his “embodiment of fact, justice and the American approach and kindness in a world that thinks of kindness as quaint.” Henry Cavill shouldn’t be returning as Superman, because the function is being recast with a youthful actor.
With the film specializing in a younger model of Superman, Gunn defined his determination to recast Henry Cavill in the course of the DC Universe slate presentation in Burbank, California.
“Initially, we didn’t fireplace Henry,” Gunn stated in the course of the DC Studios occasion. “Henry was by no means forged. Henry was in a cameo and that was the top of his story. Lots of people made assumptions out of that that weren’t essentially true. However for me, it’s about who I need to forged as Superman and who does the filmmaker who’s making a film need to forged. For me, for this story, it isn’t Henry. I like Henry. He’s an ideal man. I feel he’s gotten getting di—d round by lots of people, together with former regimes at this firm. This Superman shouldn’t be Henry… for numerous causes.”
Gunn most lately carried out a enjoyable ballot of whether Superman should have trunks or not.
In the identical e-newsletter, Package revealed that Gunn has his personal inventive committee of types and has “assembled and led a writers room/mind belief (that consisted of Drew Goddard, Jeremy Slater, Christina Hodson, Crystal Henry and comics author Tom King ) to map out an general story for his or her universe that may play out over the following few years as we see the sorts of filmmakers and showrunners DC attracts and the way all of them work collectively.”
Lastly, Package additionally revealed that Gunn’s feedback in the course of the presentation might need ticked of Warner Bros. Discovery execs.
Package wrote: “A few of their feedback weren’t precisely tactful (the “earlier regime” is definitely a number of the similar people who find themselves at present accountable for Warner Bros.!) and there’s been fairly a couple of ruffled feathers, from what we’ve been informed.”
Along with James Gunn’s Superman reboot, Warner Bros. Discovery has additionally tapped Ta-Nehisi Coates to write down a separate mission specializing in the DC Comics hero. The Coates film, which remains to be in improvement, is predicted to function a Black Superman and shall be a part of the DCU: Elseworlds imprint ought to the mission transfer ahead.
The way forward for the DC Universe
James Gunn and Peter Safran informed journalists that their imaginative and prescient for the DC Universe contains locked scripts, wiggle room and a unified storyline throughout movie, tv, animation and online game initiatives. The 2 defined that the DC Universe might deliver again components from earlier DC regimes, that means that their eight-to-year plan shouldn’t be a full reboot.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, Blue Beetle and Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom are at present in numerous phases of post-production at Warner Bros. Discovery, with all 4 DC Universe motion pictures slated to hit theaters in 2023. Will the characters from these motion pictures make appearances within the new DCU? Solely Gunn and Safran know.