LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 02: James Gunn attends the Warner Bros. premiere of "The Suicide Squad" at Regency Village Theatre on August 02, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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James Gunn's Superman Has One Major Weakness: 'He Doesn't Want To Hurt A Living Soul'
James Gunn and Peter Safran's long-awaited announcement regarding the future of DC Studios includes their first major film project, "Superman: Legacy." The direction they plan on going with the character is seemingly the antithesis of the previous iteration and more in line with what makes Superman great.
With "Superman: Legacy," James Gunn hopes to create a wholesome version of the character reminiscent of some of the more well-known comics. "He's a farmboy from Kansas who's very idealistic,” Gunn said of his version of Superman, adding, “He doesn't want to hurt a living soul."
Gunn is inspired by the comic book series "All-Star Superman" but notes that the upcoming film is not directly adapting the comic. Superman may finally be getting the cinematic treatment he rightfully deserves, as audiences will see when "Superman: Legacy" arrives in theaters on July 11, 2025.