James Gunn Will Direct His Own Script For SUPERMAN: LEGACY

Since it was previously announced, fans have known DC Studio co-head James Gunn was writing a script for SUPERMAN: LEGACY, but it was not confirmed if he direct the feature film.

It was always assumed he would, but now it is confirmed via The Hollywood Reporter.

"On Wednesday, Gunn explained that he hesitated to take on a Superman movie, even though he was offered the character before ultimately taking on The Suicide Squad for Warners. 'I initially said no because I didn’t have a way in that felt unique and fun and emotional that gave Superman the dignity he deserved,' Gunn wrote on Twitter. 'Then a bit less than a year ago I saw a way in, in many ways centering around Superman’s heritage – how both his aristocratic Kryptonian parents and his Kansas farmer parents inform who he is and the choices he makes.'

"Even after deciding to write, he was hesitant to direct. Explained the filmmaker: 'Just because I write something doesn’t mean I feel it in my bones, visually and emotionally, enough to spend over two years directing it, especially not something of this magnitude. But, the long and the short of it is, I love this script, and I’m incredibly excited as we begin this journey.'"

Gunn's studio co-head James Safran gave the following tease about SUPERMAN: LEGACY back in January.

“It focuses on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way. He is kindness in a world that thinks that kindness is old-fashioned."
SUPERMAN: LEGACY releases on July 11, 2025 and a new actor will be cast in the lead role of the highly anticipated launch of Gunn and Safran's DCU.