DC Studios co-head James Gunn is clarifying some more Superman: Legacy reports. Back in October, it was revealed that Gunn and Peter Safran would be guiding the ship at DCStudios That followed Henry Cavill going back to the function of Superman with a cameo in Black Adam, followed by a statement from the star that he ‘d be back as the Man of Steel in more upcoming films. Controversy then took place when Cavill exposed that his return as Superman would not be progressing after all, as Gunn and Safran had other strategies in mind for that character in their brand-new DCU.

According to Gunn, restarting Superman wasn’t a concept that had actually popped into his head upon getting the DC Studios task inOctober The filmmaker has actually verified that Superman: Legacy was a job that was currently in the works, planned from the start to be absolutely different from Zack Snyder’s films and the Cavill variation of the character. Gunn cleared this up on Twitter in reaction to a fan inquiring about when Superman: Legacy had actually started.

“I was hired to write Superman Legacy over six months ago,” Gunn states.

James Gunn Says Henry Cavill Was Not Fired

Henry Cavill as Superman in Black Adam

This returns to remarks Gunn formerly made in a THR interview. He claps back at critics who state that he and Safran had “fired” Cavill from his Superman function, arguing that the star was never ever employed by them to start with. If Superman: Legacy was currently in the works long previously Gunn understood about the Black Adam cameo, he’s currently gotten a vision developed in his mind for what he desires his motion picture to be.

“We didn’t fire Henry. Henry was never cast,” Gunn stated. “For me, it has to do with who do I wish to cast as Superman and who do the filmmakers we have wish to cast. And for me, for this story, it isn’t Henry.”

Gunn continued, “I like Henry, I think he’s a great guy. I think he’s getting d—ed around by a lot of people, including the former regime at this company. But this Superman is not Henry, for a number of reasons.”

No casting has actually yet been provided for Superman: Legacy, however the movie has actually been offered a release date. It’s arranged to premiere in theaters on July 11, 2025.