Earlier this week, Hollywood’s worst kept secret was confirmed when James Gunn announced that he was, in fact, directing Superman: Legacy. Announced as part of the first chapter of the movies and shows in the new DCU, Gunn had previously only committed to writing the script for the reboot. Gunn even posted a story about why he wanted to direct the movie and the personal connection he felt to the character. Naturally, many DC fans were excited to hear that Gunn would be taking the reins of the movie and bringing it to the big screen, perhaps none more excited than director and professional fan, Kevin Smith.
Talking about the latest Fat Man next Live, Smith (who once wrote his own movie about Superman if you remember) had an honest reaction to Gunn’s ad saying, “Good for him, man. I mean, James is a crazy f-king talented. Definitely one.” Better for us… But he’s a really nice guy. You know, James is known for weirder things and seeing him take on an American icon. I’m curious to know what he does with it.”
He continued, “I’m looking forward to seeing what James does with the character. Think of all the heart he brought to the Guardians of the Galaxy films, which when he first announced it was like, ‘They do that?'” Marvel is over. However, he’s found a way to bring incredible heart to those first two movies and it looks like from the trailer for the third movie, even more heart to Episode III. So I can’t wait to see what he does with Superman. He means, he’ll make Superman shave. I have faith. big it.”
The casting process for the role of the Man of Steel has yet to begin, but Henry Cavill will not be returning and a younger actor will take over the role. Superman: Legacy is one of five feature films announced by John and collaborator Peter Safran earlier this year as part of “Chapter One” in the DCU. Other films they are developing include AuthorityAnd Brave and daringAnd Supergirl: Woman of TomorrowAnd swamp thing.
Set to hit theaters on July 11, 2025, Warner Bros. The movie is as follows: “Superman Legacy tells the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. He is the embodiment of truth, justice, and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.”