James Gunn Shares Photo of “Superman: Legacy” Storyboards

Director James Gunn has shared a photo of the multiple boxes containing the hundreds of storyboard cards he has personally drawn for the movie “Superman: Legacy”.

Just a few storyboards for #SupermanLegacy.

Superman: Legacy Storyboards

Storyboarding is a visual planning technique used in the pre-production phase to outline the sequence of shots and scenes in a film. It involves creating a series of illustrations that represent key moments, actions, and camera angles in the story. Storyboarding serves as a blueprint for the director, cinematographer, and other members of the production team to visualize and communicate how the story will unfold visually.

In an interview with Collider to discuss the making of “Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3” the director revealed the exhaustive process he goes through to prepare each film he writes and directs.

“I do an incredibly in-depth treatment for every movie. I think of writing a screenplay as creating the body of a human being and you’ve got to start with the skeleton, start with the bones, and you create the bones. You take a lot of time because that’s the actual base of the movie and if you screw that part up, later on down the line, you’re going to have a lot of mistakes. So by creating a really strong foundation for the story, that’s the most important thing. So I write a good treatment that’s probably about 70 pages long. It includes photographs and things like that. So that has been the way I’ve dealt with every movie.”

Below is an example of a James Gunn storyboard from that film.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3

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.