“Superman” Getting Super-Sized: James Gunn Filming his Man of Steel Pic in IMAX

James Gunn is going as big as he possibly can for his reboot of DC’s most iconic character.

Gunn took to Threads to reveal that his upcoming Superman will be filmed entirely in the IMAX format, promising viewers the most robust, expansive viewing experience possible. Superman will be the first feature to soar out of Gunn and Peter Safran’s newly invigorated DC Studios, and it looks as if they’re making sure the debut looks and sounds as big and bold as the superhero himself.

Gunn revealed an exterior shot of Svalbard, Norway, where production of Superman is currently underway. When a fan asked if the gorgeous glance at the icy Svalbard was shot in IMAX, Gunn revealed, “The whole movie is shot in IMAX.” That’s quite the response and will no doubt only add to the excitement surrounding Clark Kent’s return to the big screen.

The writer/director is not holding back on his approach to introducing a new Superman story to audiences. On day one of filming, Gunn revealed he’d changed the film’s title from the previous Superman: Legacy to the shortened version.

“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 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, which, presumably, is being shot in Svalbard or another part of Norway. The shorter title is a nod at Gunn’s intention to deliver something momentous—the last time we had a film simply called Superman was Richard Donner’s iconic 1978 original starring Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent.

David Corenswet is your new Superman and 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.

Superman will fly into theaters, including IMAX, on July 11, 2025.

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Featured image: LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 22: A Superman costume from the 2013 Man of Steel film worn by Henry Cavill and designed by Michael Wilkinson and James Acheson is on display at the DC Comics Exhibition: Dawn Of Super Heroes at the O2 Arena on February 22, 2018 in London, England. The exhibition, which opens on February 23rd, features 45 original costumes, models and props used in DC Comics productions including the Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman films. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)


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