James Gunn confirmed to direct Superman: Legacy

James Gunn kicked off his Twitter feed with a classic image of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s beloved “All-Star Superman.” He also noted that his brother Matt brought to his attention something he inexplicably forgot: the July 11 release date is his father’s birthday. The thread only gets more emotional from here, so grab some Kleenex.

“I lost my father almost three years ago,” Gunn wrote. “He was my best friend. He didn’t understand me when I was a kid, but he was supportive of my love of comics and my love of movies and I wouldn’t make this movie now without him.” Gunn then revealed that he turned down a Superman project years ago because “I didn’t have a unique, fun, emotional way to be that gave Superman the dignity he deserved.” He finally came up with his idea a year ago, which is “in many ways centered around Superman’s legacy – how his aristocratic Kryptonian parents and farming Kansas parents inform who he is and the choices he makes” .

He credited Peter Safran with hounding him to direct the film, which feels like a deep labor of love. He closed his thread with this: “But, overall, I love this script, and I’m incredibly excited as we begin this journey. #UpUpAndAway.”

If I’m in tears after reading a news article, this movie could very well tear me apart emotionally. Let’s get excited. The Superman we need could very well come back into our lives to save the day – or, at least, potentially kick Gunn and Safran’s DCU.


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