DC Studios’ James Gunn will direct new Superman movie

“Superman: Legacy,” which Gunn also wrote, is also set for a July 11, 2025, he and his co-chair and fellow CEO of DC Studios Peter Safran declared Wednesday.

The movie, Gunn mentioned, bargains with the superhero’s journey to make perception of both of those his aristocratic Kryptonian heritage and his tiny city, midwestern upbringing as Clark Kent.

The legacy of Superman has been fairly fraught lately. In Oct, Henry Cavill introduced that he would be returning to the part starting up with a cameo in “Black Adam.” Two months later on, while, Cavill was again on social media with the news that he was out.

“This news isn’t the easiest, but which is lifetime,” Cavill wrote. “The modifying of the guard is a little something that transpires. I respect that. James and Peter have a universe to develop.”

Gunn and Safran were introduced as the new DC leaders just a several times after “Black Adam” opened in October, replacing Walter Hamada, who had headed DC Films for four decades. And Cavill as Superman was one particular of the casualties of the new guard.

“It has been a extensive road to this place,” Gunn wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “I was available Superman several years back – I to begin with mentioned no mainly because I did not have a way in that felt distinctive and fun and emotional that gave Superman the dignity he deserved. … Then a bit a lot less than a 12 months in the past I saw a way in.”

Gunn also explained the launch date is the exact same as his late father’s birthday.

“He was my ideal good friend,” Gunn wrote. “He did not fully grasp me as a child, but he supported my appreciate of comics and my like of film and I would not be generating this motion picture now with no him.”

Gunn has for a number of several years been the rare director to bounce concerning equally DC and Marvel films. He 1st came to DC immediately after directing Marvel’s properly-regarded “Guardians of the Galaxy” films. When the Walt Disney Co. quickly dropped Gunn over previous tweets that joked about rape and pedophilia, he jumped to DC and manufactured the supervillain movie “The Suicide Squad,” a sort of blockbuster do-over that followed David Ayer’s considerably-maligned “Suicide Squad.”

He and the veteran producer Safran arrived aboard with a number of forthcoming DC films currently on their way to theaters, like “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” (March 17), “The Flash” (out June 16) and “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” (Dec. 25). And he even now has “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3″ coming on Could 5.

“Superman: Legacy” will be the initial movie in the new iteration of the connected DC Universe, adopted by Matt Reeves’ “The Batman Section II,” which is set for an Oct. 2025 launch. That movie, like Todd Phillips’ “Joker” sequel coming in 2024, will lie outdoors of the DCU.