The DC Universe has a lot of characters that have become fan favorites. However, Superman has a special place in the hearts of the fandom. Especially, when they saw the Henry Cavill version of the character, they simply fell in love with the character once again. Now, James Gunn is going to show a different side of the man with the cape. While fans have been waiting for the update about the new face of Superman, Gunn revealed a beautiful reason that makes the film more special to him.
The new DC boss posted a picture of Superman and explained the reason for the film to be special. It is not because he is going to direct the film. But because Gunn’s brother reminded him the release date of the film is their father’s birthday. It made the new DC boss a little more emotional. While reminiscing about his bond with his father, Gunn said his father did not quite understand his passion for comics and films.
Yes, I’m directing Superman: Legacy to be released on July 11, 2025. My brother Matt told me when he saw the release date he started to cry. I asked him why. He said, “Dude, it’s Dad’s birthday.” I hadn’t realized. pic.twitter.com/ohQNV8nI4g
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 15, 2023
However, his father always supported him. And giving him the credits for making the Superman film, Gunn wrote about his journey with Superman. Many years ago, the new DC boss got an offer to create a Superman film. But he did not have a unique creative vision to honor the legacy of Superman. However, a little less than a year ago, Gunn found a unique angle to Superman’s story that led him to write the script.
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As he expressed his love for the script, fans of the DC hero also expressed their excitement.
Fans laud James Gunn for the Superman Legacy specialty
At first, Gunn was not sure about directing the film as he revealed in his post. Just because he wrote something, did not mean he would feel it in his bones. But because he loved the script so much he decided to bring his visions into reality. Now, fans, who with hopes that the new Superman movie will focus on one major thing, expressed their excitement about the upcoming DC movie written and directed by James Gunn.
Really excited to see your take. And respect the discussion about making sure you had a take that felt right, something we don't always talk about. There's SO much that goes into that, and it can really vary/change depending on where we are in our lives.
— Jody Houser @ WonderCon F-08 ✒️🗯️🎲 (@Jody_Houser) March 16, 2023
Serendipitous indeed. Best of luck James! Can’t wait 🥳
— Ryan (@itsRyanUnicomb) March 15, 2023
Now that’s a legacy!
Superman’s relationships with his fathers always means a lot to me.
— Luke Bugg “The Geek Of Steel” (@thegeekofsteel) March 15, 2023
Sometimes the universe is kind. 💜 Can’t wait to see what you do with Supes.
— Matthew Broberg-Moffitt – (he/she/they) 🇺🇸❤️🇳🇿 (@BrobergMatthew) March 15, 2023
🙌🏽👏🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽😭 excited to see what you have coming 🔥
— Alicia Marie (@AliciaMarieBODY) March 15, 2023
This movie will be boss, it's easy to prognosticate, you're pouring your heart and soul into this project Mr. Gunn.
— Rickey Williams- Empathy,Sympathy,Understanding (@MavethTheReaper) March 15, 2023
An epic masterpiece is coming and charged with emotions and a lot of heart and feelings. It's even poetic that you're responsible for directing the first movie in the new DC CINEMATIC UNIVERSE. I can't wait.
— DC Unlimited (@DCEUMX) March 15, 2023
I’m going to miss Peacemaker having to wait so long for season 2, but I will be there for Superman Legacy day 1 pic.twitter.com/vFq6UySoE3
— Will (@OfficialWiel) March 15, 2023
Pls have one scene of him playing fetch with Krypto. pic.twitter.com/Gnzbts43sN
— ClarkQuill97 (@CQuill97) March 15, 2023
Superman is the quintessential superhero. Among all his Godlike powers and abilities, the empathy and humanity he displays are his key components, and I’m looking forward to a film that truly showcases him as a beacon of hope. pic.twitter.com/WbPqNzdCF9
— Prodi Lemaj (@ProdiLemaj) March 15, 2023
While fans are excited about the film, they supported the new DC boss with all their hearts. Fans also demanded their favorite scenes to be in the film from the original comic book. While others showcased their loved ones’ admiration for the DC hero as well.
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