‘Superman: Legacy’ Gets Title Change

Superman: Legacy is now just Superman, director and DC studio chief James Gunn has revealed.

“Overjoyed to be announcing the start of principal photography on SUPERMAN today, February 29, which just so happens to be – coincidentally and unplanned – Superman’s birthday,” Gunn wrote on Instagram this afternoon. “When I finished the first draft of the script, I called the film Superman: Legacy. By the time I locked the final draft, it was clear the title was SUPERMAN. Making our way to you July 2025.”

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The first title in a revamped DC slate overseen by Gunn and Peter Safran, Superman will follow the superhero of the same name as he looks to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.

David Corenswet is playing Clark Kent/Superman, with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, and Nicholas Hoult as the villain Lex Luthor. Others set for roles in the highly anticipated Warner Bros feature, as previously announced, include Nathan Fillion, Isabela Merced, Edi Gathegi, Anthony Carrigan, Skyler Gisondo, María Gabriela de Faría, and Sara Sampaio, among others.

Gunn is directing from his own script, which draws on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Safran produces the pic slated for release on July 11, 2025. Currently, it’s the only film set for that date, opening one week after the Gareth Edwards-helmed Jurassic World 4 and one week before Paramount Pictures’ new take on The Naked Gun. Marvel’s The Fantastic Four is poised to launch the week after that, on July 25, 2025.

View Gunn’s Instagram post below.

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