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Superman Legacy: Director James Gunn is putting the rumors to rest; drops a major update on the DC project

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Famous Hollywood director James Gunn recently made headlines after leaving Marvel Studios and joining DC. The talented director has been roped into DC Studios’ ambitious Superman Legacy project, which is expected to hit the floors very soon. As of yet, there is no official update on the stellar cast or technical staff of Superman Legacy or any upcoming projects the studio is producing. However, many rumors about new DC Studios projects have been making the rounds on social media over the past few weeks.

James Gunn clears up the rumors

The famous director, who is clearly troubled by rumors about Superman Legacy and upcoming DC movies, took to his official Twitter account and cleaned the air with a powerful statement. I’ve had a barrage of DC bullshit rumors this morning. I’ll repeat the general rule of not believing anything unless it comes from me or Peter Safran. But, unless it’s particularly egregious, I’ll just slow down on calling the fuck out. (Sorry, I know, it’s One of my favorite traditions),” reads James Gunn’s tweet.

The director reveals that one of the rumors is half true!

Interestingly, James Gunn admitted that one of the rumors circulating on social media is “half true.” He also gave a very interesting update on the pre-production of Superman Legacy, which has a lot of excitement among fans of the movie.

‚ÄúThere are three reasons for that: 1) Some people make up lies to get my attention or to get clicks and I don’t want to encourage that. 2) I’ve been reading hundreds of rumors this morning. Something. 3) I’m doing a Superman Legacy story and don’t have time! Have a nice day!,” his tweet further reads. The director’s discovery piqued the curiosity of DC fans.

Check out James Gunn’s tweet below:

About Superman Legacy

As previously reported, Henry Cavill will not be returning as a superhero in the highly anticipated film. James Gunn and his team are also actively working on a new cast for the film, and a screen test is expected in June this year. David Korenswet, best known for his role in Pearl, is said to be a front-runner to play Superman in the movie. Mad Max actor Nicholas Hoult is also said to be considering playing the DC superhero in the upcoming film. A major cast announcement is expected for Superman Legacy by the second half of 2023.

Also read: Superman Legacy: Here are the top contenders vying to replace Henry Cavill and Amy Adams in the James Gunn movie


Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.