James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy has received a new production start date following the conclusion of the SAG-AFTRA strike.
As the gears of Hollywood start turning, the delays caused by the strikes have started to come into focus. Luckily, it seems the DC Universe reboot has come out mostly unscathed. While Superman: Legacy‘s production start has been delayed, James Gunn’s summer of pre-production only pushed the date from January of next year to March, as reported by Deadline.
Superman: Legacy is still set to keep its January 2025 release date. James Gunn likely took steps during the strike to ensure the pre-production of the DC Universe movie was as efficient as possible to avoid delays to the tentpole title. Hopefully, the project can hit the ground running and finally give fans the reboot they’ve been waiting for.
Superman’s DC Universe Future
Superman: Legacy is a much-anticipated project, given that Clark Kent has been an integral part of the DC Universe for over 80 years, with various iterations and adaptations across different media. The movie promises to explore the character’s origins and his struggles to balance his dual identities as Clark and Superman while fighting off villains and saving the world. The choice to focus on the early years of his career is a bold move that could potentially breathe new life into the character and appeal to a younger generation of fans.
James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room and a unified storyline across film, television, animation and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.
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