James Gunn Reveals First “Superman: Legacy” Cast Photo With Filming Beginning Next Week

James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy is flying into production. This has been evident in recent posts and updates, but none more so than the first cast photo that Gunn has shared. It was also made crystal clear during an earning’s call with Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, who revealed that Superman: Legacy begins filming next week.

Gunn revealed this shot of his full cast on Instagram on Thursday, revealing his Legacy team gathered around for a table read. Also in the pic are Gunn himself and his DC Studios co-chief Peter Safran, both probably feeling a sense of genuine joy and excitement over this gathering of performers for the first big film that will fall under their new-look DC.

The photo includes David Corenswet, Gunn’s new Clark Kent/Superman, Rachel Brosnahan, on board as Lois Lane, Nicholas Hoult, shorn of head as the new Lex Luthor, Sara Sampaio, who plays Eve Teschmacher, Terence Rosemore, playing Otis, Edi Gathegi, playing Mr. Terrific, Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, María Gabriela de Faría as the The Engineer, and Gunn’s longtime collaborator Nathan Fillion, front and center, playing Guy Gardner.

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There’s one notable face not in this photo—newly minted Supergirl, Milly Alcock—who will be leading the upcoming Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. We’ll likely see Alcock in a DC Studios project before her big film, but it’s unclear if that will be Gunn’s Superman: Legacy or another title.

Superman: Legacy is the big kickoff film for Gunn and Safran’s first phase of their new DC Studios, titled Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters. This chapter includes a film series set on Wonder Woman’s home island of Themyscira called Paradise Lost, the introduction of a new Batman in The Brave and the Bold, the aforementioned Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, and Swamp Thing, which will return the infamous monster to the big screen. Also in the mix is Matt Reeves’ The Batman Part II, which will find Robert Pattinson returning to his version of Batman in a film that will exist outside the Gods and Monsters timeline.

For more on Superman: Legacy, check out these stories:

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James Gunn Confirms Nicholas Hoult Will be Lex Luthor in “Superman: Legacy”

James Gunn’s “Superman: Legacy” Casts Its Villain

Featured image: L-r: HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 16: David Corenswet attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Netflix’s “Look Both Ways” at TUDUM Theater on August 16, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)NEW YORK; NEW YORK – APRIL 11: Rachel Brosnahan attends Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Season 5 Premiere at The Standard Highline on April 11, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)


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