Filmmaker James Gunn (Suicide Squad, Guardians of the Galaxy) will direct a new Superman adventure. The film, titled “Superman: Legacy,” will hit theaters on July 11, 2025, the 56-year-old has now announced on twitter with. July 11 is the date of birth of his father, who died three years ago.
He didn’t understand him as a child, but he supported his love of comics and his love of film. “I wouldn’t be making this film today without him,” Gunn wrote. The director also wrote the screenplay.
Superman: Legacy looks at the origins of the superhero sent to Earth by his parents from the planet Krypton. There he is found by a childless couple in the US state of Kansas and grows up as Clark Kent.
The story also appears to draw inspiration from Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s acclaimed, multi-industry award-winning miniseries All-Star Superman. At least Gunn illustrated his tweet with an image from it.
In the series, published from 2005 to 2008 and adapted as an animated film in 2011, Superman is doomed to die due to excessive exposure to the sun. As his physical strength increasingly dwindles, he enacts a dozen more exploits, attempting to make peace with the world before his impending death.
With this, author Morrison wanted to tell a “timeless” Superman story that is not an origin story or follows a classic narrative.
This year marks 85 years since Superman made his debut as a comic book hero, paving the way for a genre that continues to define the US entertainment industry to this day.
Nothing was initially known about the cast of the film adaptation. What is certain, however, is that the British actor Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”) will not slip into the superhero cape again for this film. (dpa/lvt)
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