Another “Superman: Legacy” rumor has been debunked by DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn, this time regarding casting.
When a fan on Twitter asked if it was true that a casting call had been issued looking for actors 20-30 years of age to play Superman, James Gunn replied by saying, “No. A casting director hasn’t even been hired.”
While no casting has taken place yet, and no casting director has been hired, it appears that James Gunn may have been outed as the movie’s director by comic book writer Tom King.
In an interview with Comic Pop Returns, King, who has been part of a group of writers working with James Gunn on upcoming DCU movie projects, referred to Gunn as both the writer and director of the upcoming “Superman: Legacy” feature film.
“There’s stuff I can talk about, and stuff I can’t,” King said. “I mean, James Gunn is a super nerd and he’s super creative, right? He’s the writer and director of the Superman movie, and he’s sort of the creative force behind all of this, him and Peter Safran. And he reached out to a group of screenwriters and myself, fantastic, amazing… whose names he’s put out there, to work on making these movies and TV shows as good as they can be.”
While Gunn hasn yet to confirm that he will indeed be directing the film, it would seem very likely that he would take on the role to kick start the new DC slate of films.
Tom King’s “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow” 12-issue comic book series was announced as being one of the film’s in development at DC Studios, although no further details on this project are known at this early date.
“Superman: Legacy” is scheduled to be released July 11, 2025.