James Gunn to direct new Superman movie

DC Creative James Gunn has hired himself as the director for the upcoming Superman film reboot project slated for 2025.

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Kicking off their multi-platform connected DC universe — Chapter One, “Gods and Monsters” ­— DC Studios’ Co-Chairmen and 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” is said to tell the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. In the film he is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.  

“Superman Legacy” is the first title in a slate of films, with writer/director Matt Reeves’ “The Batman Part II” hitting theaters Oct. 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. 

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