James Gunn Unveils Progress on 'Superman Legacy' and 'The Brave and The Bold'

LOS ANGELES - APR 19: James Gunn and Michael Rooker arrives for the "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" World Premiere on April 19, 2017 in Hollywood, CA (Dfree/

LOS ANGELES - APR 19: James Gunn and Michael Rooker arrives for the "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" World Premiere on April 19, 2017 in Hollywood, CA (Dfree/

James Gunn, co-head of DC Studios, has provided an exciting update on two of the most anticipated projects in the DC Universe: "Superman Legacy" and "The Brave and The Bold." As Hollywood resumes full swing post-strike, fans are eagerly awaiting details about these upcoming films, which are set to redefine Superman and Batman's cinematic journeys.

Inside the Scripts

"Superman Legacy" Nears Completion

Gunn revealed that the script for "Superman Legacy" is nearly complete, sitting at "99.9% done." He mentioned that while small changes are still being made, the script has essentially been finished since before the strike. This update comes as a relief to fans, who have been anticipating the film's progress amidst industry-wide disruptions.

"The Brave and The Bold" Awaits Script

In contrast, "The Brave and The Bold," which will feature Batman and his son Damian Wayne as Robin, is still in the early stages. Gunn confirmed that there is no script yet, debunking any rumored cast lists circulating online. This clarification sets the stage for further development in the coming months.

Star-Studded Cast and Release Plans

A New Superman and Lois Lane

"Superman Legacy" is set to star David Corenswet as the iconic Superman, with Rachel Brosnahan taking on the role of Lois Lane. The film also features Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor and María Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer, adding depth to the cast.

Scheduled Release

Despite the challenges posed by the strikes, Gunn confirmed that "Superman Legacy" is on track for its planned release date of July 11, 2025. He praised the efforts of the crew, who continued to work diligently through the strikes, ensuring the film's timely progress.

Additional Cast Members

Other notable actors set to join the "Superman Legacy" cast include Nathan Fillion, Isabela Merced, and Edi Gathegi, promising a diverse and talented ensemble.

The Storyline of "Superman Legacy"

The film will delve into Superman's journey as he reconciles his Kryptonian heritage with his upbringing as Clark Kent in Smallville, Kansas. Embodying truth, justice, and the American way, Superman's story is guided by human kindness in a world that often views such values as outdated.

Casting for "The Brave and The Bold"

While casting for "The Brave and The Bold" has not started, Andy Muschietti is set to direct the film. This project promises to bring a fresh perspective to the Batman and Robin dynamic, focusing on the father-son relationship.


James Gunn's updates on "Superman Legacy" and "The Brave and The Bold" offer a glimpse into the future of the DC Universe. With intriguing plots, a stellar cast, and a commitment to staying on schedule, these projects are shaping up to be defining entries in the superhero genre. Fans can look forward to more developments as these films progress towards their release.