“Superman: Legacy” Will Not be a Comedy

Superman: Legacy

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, co-CEO of DC Studios James Gunn speaks about the challenges of making a Superman movie.

“It’s easier to take a character nobody knows, like the Guardians, or Peacemaker, and then do whatever you want with them,” says Gunn. “People in every single country in the world know the story of Superman.”

As for the tone of the film and why it took so long for him to agree to take on Superman, Gunn asks, “How can I make it different from the Superman movies that have been made so far, but also have it respect all the Superman movies that have been made so far?” he asks. “So it just took me some time to try to figure it out.” He also confirms that the new Superman movie won’t be a comedy, nothing like Guardians or other films he’s been famous for.

“Superman: Legacy,” which will be written and directed by James Gunn, is scheduled to be released July 11, 2025.

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April 26, 2023 9:19 pm

I’m very glad to hear this news. If there is one thing I can’t stand; it’s goofball-silliness in a superhero film. For example: (1) I loved “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” but I was annoyed by “Guardians of the Galaxy” and thus, I skipped the remaining “Guardians” films. (2) I loved the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” classic 1990 film. But I rolled my eyes at the Michael Bay-produced “Ninja Turtles” films from 2014 & 2016 (3) I loved real-world exquisiteness of “The Incredible Hulk” (2008) with Edward Norton. However, I rolled my eyes, felt annoyed by, and ultimately skipped that… Read more »