James Gunn Says Making Superman: Legacy is ‘Like Being a Kid Again’

Superman: Legacy director James Gunn has spoken a bit about his feelings towards making a Superman movie at DC Studios.

On the social media platform Bluesky, Gunn was asked about what it is that makes him most excited about “tackling Superman” in the upcoming DC Universe movie Superman: Legacy. The director and Co-CEO noted that the experience is “so different from anything I’ve ever done” and that “it’s like being a kid again.”

What is Superman: Legacy about?

Superman: Legacy tells the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas,” reads the movie’s official synopsis. “He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.”

Written and directed by Gunn, Superman: Legacy is expected to enter production in early 2024 ahead of its scheduled theatrical release on July 11, 2025. The film will mark the first live-action, big-screen project to be green-lit and produced under Gunn and Peter Safran’s regime as co-heads of DC Studios.

In the meantime, DC’s The Flash — which was given the go-ahead during the Walter Hamada regime — has just released in theaters. Two more films green-lit under Hamada — Blue Beetle and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom — are slated to debut in theaters later this year.