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Superman Legacy Movie Announced In New DC Slate

The new Superman movie being written by James Gunn now has a title, but there is no Man of Steel yet.


A new Superman movie has been officially announced, as part of a refreshed slate of DC Universe films and TV shows under the new leadership of James Gunn and Peter Safran. The headliner of the new DCU is a film called Superman Legacy, and it's being written by Gunn.

Variety reports Superman Legacy is coming on July 11, 2025. It will help establish the new DCU, but it won't be a Superman origin story. Instead, Safran says, it will focus on Superman "balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing." He also noted that the spirit of the film will be optimistic, saying that Superman is "kindness in a world that thinks of kindness as old-fashioned."

Right now Gunn is only attached to write, but Safran says he hopes Gunn "can be persuaded" to direct as well. (Gunn was next to Safran for this comment, but did not comment further.)

One thing that goes unmentioned is who will play the Man of Steel. The part has not been cast yet. Just last month, we learned that Henry Cavill would not be reprising the role after all, just a few months after it was announced that he would be Superman in the DC film universe going forward. That announcement came alongside a high-profile cameo in Black Adam, but that's no longer the continuity going forward for DC films.

A separate Superman movie being written by Ta-Nehisi Coates is also in development, but will exist outside of this newly unified DCU continuity.

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