SUPERMAN has officially begun filming

On Superman's Birthday, James Gunn has confirmed that the new titled 'SUPERMAN' film has officially begun filming!
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February 29, on Superman’s birthday, James Gunn announced the start of the principal photography for the upcoming DC hero film, SUPERMAN. Originally, the film was called Superman: Legacy but the title has since changed to just SUPERMAN.

Gunn announced the start of production via his Instagram by saying:

“Overjoyed to be announcing the start of principal photography on SUPERMAN today, February 29, which just so happens to be – coincidentally and unplanned – Superman’s birthday.

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 July 2025.”

-James Gunn via Instagram-


David Corenswet Superman Legacy

The man of steel is DC’s most inspiring hero to date. Over the years, multiple films and television series have been made for millions of fans to watch. After James Gunn confirmed that he would be penning the script while also directing the upcoming film, fans were ecstatic to see the beloved hero once again on the big screen.

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The cast features Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, David Corenswet as the new Man of Steel and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane. Other actors who are set to be in the film as well are Nathan Fillion as Green Lanterns, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, María Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen and Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher.

SUPERMAN will be the first theatrical release from the new DC Universe. The DC Extended Universe came to a close with the release of last year’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom which also brings to an end for Henry Cavill’s iteration of the character. In December 2022, Gunn tweeted an update on the Superman reboot by saying, “In the initial stages, our story will be focusing on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill. But we just had a great meeting with Henry and we’re big fans and we talked about several exciting possibilities to work together in the future.”

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When it comes to the plot, Gunn told a fan via social media that the film will not be an origin story. According to the writer/director, he explains that the origin story has been seen on film multiple times and it was time for a new adventure. Co-president of DC Studios, Peter Safran, the film will focus on Kal-El’s Kryptonian heritage.

SUPERMAN is expected to fly into theaters on July 11, 2025. You can check out the set image from Gunn below:


Release Date: July 11, 2025
Director and Writer: James Gunn
Studio: DC Studios
Cast: David Corenswet, Rachel Brosnahan, Nathan Fillion, Isabela Merced, Edi Gathegi, Anthony Carrigan, Nicholas Hoult

Follows the titular superhero as he reconciles his heritage with his human upbringing. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way in a world that views kindness as old-fashioned.

What do you guys think? Are you excited for SUPERMAN? Do you follow DC films? Who are you most excited to see in this film? Are you planning to watch this when it releases in theaters in 2025? Let us know and make sure to check out our socials and Discord! If you like this article, don’t forget to follow us for updates. We’re always watching.

Source: James Gunn’s Instagram | The Wrap



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