How James Gunn’s New Superman Will Follow a Different Route Compared to Henry Cavill

Published 07/16/2023, 4:00 PM EDT

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It has been over seven months since James Gunn has taken over the reins of DC. After multiple questionable decisions, including the removal of Henry Cavill as Superman, the franchise seems to be getting back together now. After almost 10 years, Superman will finally be getting a new flight with James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy. With newcomer David Corenswet taking over as the new Man Of Steel, everyone is eager to see DC’s crown jewel return to the screens. However, it seems like Gunn’s new film will show Superman in a different light than Zack Snyder’s version of the hero.

Superman: Legacy is perhaps one of the most awaited superhero films. It might surprise you to know that the new Kal-El a.k.a Clark Kent will follow a different storyline than the original one. In the 2013 film, fans saw that Henry Cavill had his own universe and no other superheroes existed. However, reports by The Hollywood Reporter suggest that the new Superman film will see the character “joining a world where superheroes already exist.”

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Superman: Legacy would see the son of Krypton in a universe apart from his own. In the 2013 film Man Of Steel, the British actor was the only superhero in the universe apart from the Kryptons. Unsurprisingly, Gunn surely has plans on why he decided to take a separate route from that of Snyder’s.

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Not long ago, the Suicide Squad director took to Instagram as he explained his decision in great detail. Interestingly, Gunn had a very peculiar response to a fan’s question. He explained that in order to truly understand the character’s superhero presence, he must include other superheroes.

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It seems like Gunn is working in full swing to bring Superman: Legacy to the screens very soon. A while ago, the director revealed that the film would grace our screens in 2 years despite the ongoing writers’ strike. Moreover, there seem to be some very exciting additions apart from David Corenswet.

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Vanity Fair reported previously that X-Men star Isabela Merced will star as Hawkgirl while Edi Gathegi is going to play Mister Fantastic. In addition to that, Firefly star Nathan Fillion will also star as a Green Lantern for the DC. As of late, the studio is yet to announce a release date for the film.

Are you excited for Superman: Legacy? Comment down below.

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Hamza Qazi

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Introducing Hamza Qazi, a Hollywood and Anime News writer at Netflix Junkie. Hamza's love affair with anime began early in his life when he fell in love with Naruto, which sparked his interest in reporting. He began channelizing his inner reporter by writing for his school magazine and later for a college magazine.

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