When asked on the Bluesky Social app: “Please use the opening two pages of all star Superman as his [Corenswet] whole origin of the movie [Superman: Legacy]“. Gunn responded with: “I think we’ve seen his origin enough in film at this time!“
Bluesky Social is the somewhat new social media app that Gunn has been fairly active on this past year. However, the application requires an invite code to join as of writing this article.
James Gunn Has Seen Superman’s Origins Enough
Gunn’s response to the Bluesky social user seemingly confirms that he has no plans to include a Superman origin story for Superman: Legacy meaning DC fans may get to see Corenswet jump straight into the action as the Man of Steel from the very beginning of the movie.
Skipping the typical comic book origin story has become increasingly popular for large studios such as Warner Bros. Pictures and Disney as of late, mostly due to the fact that fans of the genre have become well acquainted with these storylines through watching the countless remakes over the years.
In Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is introduced after being bitten by the spider that gifted him with his abilities. Something that had previously been rehashed in Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man post-Tobey Maguire’s adaptation in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy.
It makes sense that Gunn would want to do the same for his Superman movie as it would both fit in with the modern take of comic book superhero movies, plus would be a great way to kick start the DCU.
As of writing, the confirmed cast for Superman: Legacy so far includes David Corenswet (Pearl) as the titular Clark Kent aka Superman alongside Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) who stars as Lois Lane. Sitting in the director’s chair has James Gunn who is also writing the project.
Superman: Legacy will kick off “Phase 1: Gods and Monsters” of the newly planned DC Universe.
James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy is currently scheduled to release on July 11, 2025.
Source: James Gunn via Twitter