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.