James Gunn has Finished the First Draft of Superman: Legacy
Published 4 weeks ago
James Gunn may be deep into marketing for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 right now, but he hasn’t stopped working on his next big project, Superman: Legacy. Though the Writers Guild is currently on strike, it looks like Gunn’s Superman project could still be pushing forward as expected.
According to The Wrap, Gunn has already turned in the first draft of Superman: Legacy. We don’t have any details about the story yet, but the film has described Superman as “the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old fashioned.”
Despite a strong fan campaign to keep him as the character, Henry Cavill will be stepping down from the role as Superman, and Gunn is expected to hire someone completely new for the part; someone who has been described as ‘somebody who you want to give a hug.’ We don’t have any idea who could be in line for the new Kal-El yet, but fans are expecting someone in their mid-20s to portray what some are expecting to be a fresh-faced Clark Kent who just started working in the Daily Planet.
I was personally bummed when Gunn didn’t decide to keep Cavill, but in the long run, I think a recasting was the best way to start the character fresh; what with Zack Snyder having killed Clark Kent the persona, killed Jimmy Olsen, and uprooted a lot of other established Superman lore.
Hopefully we get some news on Superman: Legacy before the year ends.
Superman: Legacy is expected to come out on July 11, 2025.