Despite delays caused by the Hollywood strikes, Superman: Legacy is still expected to begin shooting early next year. DC Studios co-CEO and filmmaker James Gunn has assured fans the reboot will be released as planned in July 2025, kicking off the new DCU in style alongside Waller and Creature Commandos.
We’re all keen for a first look at David Corenswet suited up as the new Man of Steel, but Gunn has now confirmed it won’t be heading our way for a very long time.
Responding to a fan on Instagram who asked when we’ll get a suit reveal, Gunn simply said, “Definitely not until after we’re filming.”
Typically, we’d expect an official photo to be released before cameras roll on a movie as big as this one; alas, it seems there’s no risk of Supes being spotted in set photos, suggesting the movie will primarily shoot his scenes behind closed doors in a studio. This sort of timescale likely puts a suit reveal on track for next summer…right in time for Comic-Con in San Diego.
Gunn also shared a casting update by revealing, “[We’re] running out of characters to announce but there will be a couple more soon.” Hopefully, he’s referring to Lex Luthor and Superman: Legacy‘s rumoured big bad.
Finally, quizzed on whether his movie will have a dark or light tone, the DC Studios boss responded, “It will have both. Like most storytelling (and life).”
These updates leave us with plenty to think about but the long wait for a first look at Superman is going to hurt. Still, it makes sense in a lot of ways to hold off on promoting the movie in any way until next summer, especially as Warner Bros. will be keen to do what it can to get people to disassociate this reboot from the DCEU.
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.
David Corenswet is playing the Man of Steel, while Rachel Brosnahan has been tapped to star as Lois Lane. other recent casting additions include Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, and Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer.
Skyler Gisondo is rumoured to be playing Jimmy Olsen and we recently learned Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Kurt Russell may be in the running for Jor-El.
Superman: Legacy is currently set to be released in theaters on July 11, 2025.