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.
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.