James Gunn says he’s directing next Superman movie

James Gunn has revealed a huge update for his long-awaited Superman movie.

In a series of tweets Wednesday, the co-chair of the DCU announced that he’d come around to the idea of directing “Superman: Legacy”, as per report by Digital Spy.

“Yes, I’m directing “Superman: Legacy” to be released on July 11, 2025,” Gunn wrote.

“My brother Matt told me when he saw the release date he started to cry. I asked him why. He said, ‘Dude, it’s Dad’s birthday.’ I hadn’t realised.

“I lost my Dad almost three years ago. He was my best friend. He didn’t understand me as a kid, but he supported my love of comics and my love of film and I wouldn’t be making this movie now without him.”

The filmmaker, who brought the Guardians of the Galaxy to the big screen for Marvel, revealed that this isn’t actually the first time he’s been approached to make a Superman movie.

“It has been a long road to this point. I was offered Superman years ago – I initially said no because I didn’t have a way in that felt unique and fun and emotional that gave Superman the dignity he deserved,” Gunn recalled.

“Then a bit less than a year ago I saw a way in, in many ways centering around Superman’s heritage – how both his aristocratic Kryptonian parents and his Kansas farmer parents inform who he is and the choices he makes.

“So I chose to finally take on writing the script. But I was hesitant to direct, despite the constant pestering by Peter Safran and others to commit (sorry, Peter)”.


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