James Gunn has officially unveiled a title and release date for his upcoming Superman film.
Per DC.com, Superman: Legacy will open in theaters on July 11, 2025. Gunn is currently writing the screenplay. No cast or director is attached yet, although DC Studios co-chair and co-CEO Peter Safran has stated that he hopes Gunn will helm. As previously revealed, Henry Cavill will not return to portray Clark Kent/Superman.
Superman: Legacy will be the first film released under Gunn and Safran’s 10-year vision for the DC Universe (R.I.P. DC Extended Universe), which will be split into two chapters. The first chapter will be titled Gods and Monsters.
“It’s not an origins story, it focuses on Superman’s balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. He’s the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, he’s kindness in a world that thinks of kindness as old fashioned,” said Safran about Superman: Legacy.
“With our stories, we want to take it away from good guy vs. bad guy. There are really good—almost saintly—people and Superman is among them,” Gunn added. “There are really terrible villains like Gorilla Grodd or the Joker. And then there’s everybody in between them, so there are all these shades of gray which allow us to tell complex stories.”
Superman: Legacy soars into theaters on July 11, 2025.
Are you excited for Superman: Legacy? Who do you want to see cast as the Big Blue Boy Scout in the DCU?