James Gunn has announced his next directorial feature will be Superman: Legacy.
The 56-year-old has been writing the movie since before taking on his current role of co-chairman of DC Studios, and will be directing the film, which is slated for release on July 11, 2025. Superman: Legacy is set to be the first major movie under Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Studios banner.
The film will focus on Superman’s struggle to balance his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. The story will see the superhero embodying the values of truth, justice, and the American way, and showcasing kindness in a world that is often skeptical of such values.
Henry Cavill, who portrayed Superman in Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017), will not be returning for the role and no other casting announcements have been made at this time.
Superman: Legacy is among nearly a dozen new TV shows and movies announced by DC Studios this year, which includes a new season of Doom Patrol and a new Green Lantern TV series.
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