April Fools Day Story – Superman Shocker: Gunn’s Reboot Rumored to Feature Secret Identity Reveal

Below was this year’s traditional Superman Homepage “April Fools Day” prank news story. Fairly mild this year, but we hope you had fun with it and took it in the spirit it was meant…

Secret Identity

While James Gunn’s upcoming “Superman” film has been shrouded in secrecy, a leak from an anonymous source claiming to be close to production, tells us a bombshell scene might be waiting for audiences. The rumor? Clark Kent will shed his disguise and reveal his true identity to the world.

This reported development has sent shockwaves through the Superman fandom, especially comic book fans who were annoyed when this happened in the books written by Brian Michael Bendis. Superman’s secret identity is one of the most enduring aspects of the character. The idea of him going public raises a multitude of questions. What motivates Clark to take this drastic step? How will the world react to learning Superman is mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent?

Gunn, has hinted at drawing inspiration from Grant Morrison’s “All-Star Superman” comic series, which explored the concept of Superman facing his own mortality. Could the identity reveal tie into a similar storyline?

While the source’s claims remain unconfirmed, speculation is running rampant. Some fans welcome the potential for a bold new direction, while others fear it undermines a core element of the character.

Previously known as “Superman: Legacy”, the cast of the film, now titled simply “Superman”, features David Corenswet as Superman/Clark Kent, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, Terence Rosemore as Otis, 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” is scheduled to be released July 11, 2025.

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Mr Mxy
Mr Mxy
April 1, 2024 11:55 am

The same source cited the return of the electric blue suit,yikes!

April 2, 2024 4:57 am

This idea might be a little far-fetched.

But then I remember this site posting an April Fools story pranking Superman and Lois about how John Irons would be revealed to have daughters with Lois Lane – and that they would have powers.

Well, it turned out the prank wasn’t that far from what would happen later – John did indeed have a daughter with (his dimension) Lois. And, she made a suit that allowed her to help Superman, Steel, and Jordan in a pinch…so…I guess that counts.


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