DC Studios News: James Gunn To Direct 'Superman: Legacy' & The Batman Sequel Title and Release Date Revealed
- Category: Movie News
- Published: Wednesday, 15 March 2023 19:37
James Gunn will be helming the next SUPERMAN movie with SUPERMAN: LEGACY which will kick start the first phase of the new DC Studios' revamped DC Universe. The Warner Bros announcement also revealed the release date and premise along with THE BATMAN sequel news.
DC Studios' co-Chairmen & CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran will pull double duty as director and producer on SUPERMAN: LEGACY. Gunn wrote the screenplay and will get in the director's chair to tell the story of Clark Kent during his Smallville, Kansas days. The movie is set to open in movie theaters on July 11, 2025.
In the official announcement below, SUPERMAN: LEGACY will be the first film in Gunn and Safran's Chapter One, Gods & Monsters phase. The WB press release also announced the title and release date for Matt Reeve's THE BATMAN sequel which will be the following DC Studios' release after SUPERMAN: LEGACY. THE BATMAN PART II will premiere in theaters on October 3, 2025.
For more details, see the official press release below.
Official Press Release
Burbank, CA – March 15, 2023 – Kicking off their multi-platform connected DC universe – Chapter One, Gods and Monsters – DC Studios’ Co-Chairmen & CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran announced today that Gunn, who penned the screenplay, will also take the helm of the hugely anticipated Superman Legacy, with Safran producing. The all-new action-adventure is set to soar into theaters worldwide on July 11, 2025.
Superman Legacy tells the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.
Gunn will direct from his screenplay based on characters from DC. Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Superman Legacy is the trailblazing first title in a dynamic slate of films, with writer/director Matt Reeves’ The Batman Part II hitting theaters on October 3, 2025.
Safran’s most recent film, New Line Cinema’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods, is in theaters worldwide this Friday, March 17, from Warner Bros. Pictures.