James Gunn Doesn’t Want ‘Superman: Legacy’ Defined as a ‘Young Superman’ Movie

James Gunn isn’t ready for his Superman movie to be pigeonholed before he shoots a frame of footage.The filmmaker and DC Studios co-ceo is currently hard at work prepping “Superman: Legacy,” the first film in his reimagined DC Universe that will star David Corenswet as Superman and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane.

In addition to introducing a new actor in one of the most iconic superhero roles in film history, the movie is responsible for establishing the tone for Gunn and Peter Safran’s entire slate of DC movies and shows.Despite Gunn’s famously transparent Twitter presence, little is known about the specifics of “Superman: Legacy.” Early reporting suggested that Gunn needed a younger actor than Henry Cavill to play Superman because his screenplay follows a young Clark Kent — news that was seemingly confirmed by the casting of Corenswet, who is ten years Cavill’s junior.


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