James Gunn’s “Superman” Coming to IMAX Next Summer

Last week, we got our first look at David Corenswet as Superman, and now we’ve learned that we’ll be seeing Corenswet’s take on the iconic Clark Kent on the biggest possible. It’s been confirmed that James Gunn’s Superman will be released on IMAX next summer. It’s an appropriate venue for the biggest film to come out of DC Studios in years and the first marquee feature from Gunn and Peter Safran’s new version of DC, which will unify all titles across film and TV under a new vision for the studio. Gunn and Safran have titled the first phase of their film and TV slate, of which Superman is the first offering, “Chapter 1: Gods & Monsters.” It’s extra appropriate considering Gunn is filming Superman entirely in IMAX.

Corenswet becomes the fourth person to play Superman on screen, joining Christopher Reeve, who played him from 1978 to 1987, beginning with Richard Donner’s iconic Superman—which Gunn is clearly inspired by considering he lopped Legacy off his own title—Brandon Routh in a 2006 reboot, and most recently, Henry Cavill for Zack Snyder’s film, beginning with Man of Steel in 2013 and through Batman v. Superman and Justice League

Corenswet’s Clark Kent/Superman is joined by newly cast Neva Howell and Pruitt Taylor Vince, playing Martha and Jonathan Kent respectively, alongside 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.

Gunn revealed the first look at Corenswet as Superman on Threads, offering fans a tantalizing glimpse of the Man of Steel and clues about how Gunn plans to approach this crucial reboot for DC Studios. Gunn has made it clear that although he’s well known for his irreverent take on superheroes, evidenced in his cheeky Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy and his madcap Suicide Squad reboot for DC Studios, his Superman is going to be a decent, hopeful young man with the burden of an entire planet—two, really, when you consider his Kryptonian roots—on his shoulders. When it comes to the look of the film, the image offers us a chance to make some educated guesses as to how Gunn, costume designer Judianna Makovsky, and production designer Beth Mickle have approached what has to be the most anticipated film of 2025.

Superman hits theaters and IMAX on July 11, 2025.

For more on Superman, check out these stories:

First Look at “Superman” Revealed: Behold David Corenswet as The Man of Steel

James Gunn’s “Superman” Finds its Martha Kent in Neva Howell

James Gunn’s “Superman” Casts Crucial Role of Jonathan Kent

Nicholas Hoult on Becoming the New Lex Luthor in James Gunn’s “Superman”

Featured image: David Corenswet is Clark Kent/Superman in “Superman.” Courtesy James Gunn/Warner Bros.


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