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James Gunn Talks Challenges of Dc Icon in Superman Legacy

The director and now co-head of DC Studios, James Gunn, discussed with Superman: Legacy the challenges associated with rebooting such a big franchise as Superman. Speaking to THR, Gunn promises that despite having a lot of films in his catalog, he will not make the reboot of Man of Steel a comedy, as the filmmaker is determined to tell a real and heartfelt superhero story. A story with which he can really identify.

“I completely identify with Superman because he is everything I am. He is someone who is an alien, who feels like an alien, but also the ultimate initiate because he is a Superman. And it’s the way I feel.”

Gunn has spent a lot of time playing in the superhero sandbox, starting with his warped vigilante movie Super in 2010. Since then, Gunn has been included in the a-list thanks to directing the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise for Marvel and the Suicide Squad for DC. But despite all this experience, bringing Superman back to the big screen in Superman: Legacy is quite different.

Gunn was already in the running to make a Superman movie in 2018. But while at that time the filmmaker could not find a way into history, now he has found one. And he intends to do something different, while honoring what came before.

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Based on the title, James Gunn plans to tell Superman’s story, focusing on the legacy. Both his Kryptonian heritage and his human heritage. Along with the title, the official summary also hinted at this.

“Superman: Legacy tells the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent from Smallville, Kansas,” the official synopsis reads. “He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that considers kindness old-fashioned.”

At the moment, these are all the details we have regarding Superman: Legacy, with fans of the character patiently waiting for a casting announcement. An announcement that is under a lot of pressure considering that there are still a lot of fans who want the man of Steel star Henry Cavill back.

Superman: Legacy was written and directed by James Gunn and is scheduled to debut on the 11th Superman reboot marks the beginning of the new DCU with projects such as Batman: the Brave and the Bold, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, a reboot of Swamp Thing and a Wonder Woman prequel series titled Paradise Lost.

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