“Superman: Legacy” to Film in Cleveland and Cincinnati

The highly anticipated “Superman: Legacy” is set to land in Ohio, with filming locations said to be taking place in both Cleveland and Cincinnati. The news comes courtesy of the Ohio Department of Development, which awarded the film, disguised under the production codename “Genesis,” tax incentives through the state’s film program.

While Warner Bros. remains tight-lipped about the specifics, fans are already speculating on how these two Ohio cities will used in the film. Could Cleveland’s soaring skyline become the next Metropolis, just like it stood in for Manhattan in “The Avengers” and Washington D.C. in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”?

This upcoming Ohio shoot adds another layer of significance to “Superman: Legacy.” The Man of Steel, after all, wasn’t born on Krypton, but rather in the imagination of two young Clevelanders, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Now, decades later, Superman returns to his “birthplace,” albeit not his fictional one, as his latest cinematic adventure unfolds against the backdrop of the city that nurtured his creators.

While the exact filming locations remain a mystery, residents of Cleveland and Cincinnati are encourage to keep their eyes peeled, you might just see the Man of Steel himself touch down in your neighborhood.

With filming scheduled to start in March, more details are sure to emerge, so stay tuned…

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.

Cincinnati Union Terminal - Photo by Robert Webber
Cincinnati Union Terminal – Photo by Robert Webber

Source: MidwestMovieMaker.com

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February 20, 2024 7:04 pm

Is it me or does that look like the hall of justice ?

February 21, 2024 8:24 am
Reply to  Steve Younis

Hey! That building is Union Terminal in Cincinnati, OH. Built in the 1930s and completed in 1933, it served as the inspiration for the Hall of Justice. The Hall of Justice didn’t come to fruition until the 1970s when artist Al Gmuer Drew inspiration from Union Terminal for his original rendition of the Hall of Justice.

February 21, 2024 8:26 am
Reply to  Steve Younis

Jerry Siegal was in Cincinnati and saw Union Terminal. It was the inspiration for the Hall. He discussed this in several interviews. Maybe fact check before responding since you authored the piece and obviously did not know that Union Terminal was the inspiration for the Hall and not Vice-Versa. I am willing to bet money that I will be watching them film this spring as I drive by on I-75 to work each morning. I am sure the production staff knew the immense Historical importance of this building in the history of the creation of Superman. I’m surprised you were… Read more »

February 21, 2024 10:53 am
Reply to  Steve Younis

This is incorrect. It’s the other way around. Union Terminal was built in 1933. It was the inspiration for the Hall of Justice.

February 21, 2024 2:41 am

Looking forward to seeing who will play Perry White, Martha and Jonathan Kent, If alive, maybe they could use the exterior of Cincinnati Union Terminal as the hall of justice.


[…] Bigger: A project called Genesis, which received an $11 million loan to shoot in Cleveland/Cincinnati. This type of credit is indicative of a major project, and rumors point to a movie being set Cleveland’s Native Son is a Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman reboot. […]

February 21, 2024 5:24 pm

Okay, a little weird maybe, but I’m always interested in the alternate names they use to disguise the movies being made. Sometimes they have little hints… Other times we just think they have hints lol!

“Genesis”…I have so many thoughts XP