James Gunn Reveals New Title For “Superman: Legacy” on First Day of Filming

Superman: Legacy has a leaner, meaner title.

James Gunn revealed on day one of filming that his new movie about the Man of Steel will now simply be called Superman. “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,” Gunn wrote in the caption.

Gunn didn’t just reveal the new title; he also shared an image of the Superman logo—or is that Superman’s suit itself?—which shows a healthy coating of snow. This seems to be an obvious nod to Superman’s mythic man cave, the Fortress of Solitude.

The last time we had a film simply called Superman? Richard Donner’s iconic 1978 original starring Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent. David Corenswet has stepped into the role of Superman, replacing the most recent son of Krypton, Henry Cavill, who played the character in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the two Justice League iterations (one was, of course, Zack Synder’s Justice League). Corenswet is joined by Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher, Edi Gathegi as Mr. Terrific, Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, María Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer, and Gunn’s longtime collaborator Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner.

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Gunn’s Superman will be the first feature to roll out of his and Peter Safran’s new DC Studios, kickstarting Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters. The film is slated for a July 11, 2025 release. Chapter 1 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, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow starring Milly Alcock, and Swamp Thing, in development with director James Mangold, 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, er, just Superman, as well as DC Studios, check out these stories:

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Featured image: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – APRIL 18: Director James Gunn attends the press conference for “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3” at the Conrad Hotel on April 18, 2023 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)


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