James Gunn Posts Verisimilitude Photo from “Superman: Legacy” Visual Effects Department

James Gunn has shared a photo on his Instagram account showing a familiar Superman “Verisimilitude” sign hanging outside the “Superman: Legacy” visual effects department.

For those unfamiliar with the significance or reference, director Richard Donner used a very similar sign to emphasize to the cast and crew what they were trying to achieve when making “Superman: The Movie” back in the late 1970s. The word became a mantra of the production.

Donner's Verisimilitude Sign

Verisimilitude means being true or real.

This bodes well for Superman fans, with the sign indicating that the cast and crew of “Superman: Legacy” are also attempting to remain true to who Superman is and what he stands for.

The cast of “Superman: Legacy” features David Corenswet as Superman/Clark Kent, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen, Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner/Green Lantern, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, and María Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer.

Directed by James Gunn, “Superman: Legacy” is scheduled to be released July 11, 2025.

Gunn's Verisimilitude Sign
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December 17, 2023 6:57 pm

This gives me hope that James Gunn will be taking the same route that Richard Donner had taken with his Superman. Believability for Superman. That we may yet again “Believe that a man can fly “. 😀

December 27, 2023 4:27 pm
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Me too, Spidey! Me too!