James Gunn’s Superman Legacy Update is Exactly What Henry Cavill Fans Won’t Like to Hear

James Gunn reveals how much work has been done for Superman: Legacy script.

James Gunn's Superman Legacy Update is Exactly What Henry Cavill Fans Won't Like to Hear

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  • It's exciting to hear about the updates on the Superman: Legacy movie.
  • James Gunn has been keeping fans on their toes with surprise updates, and it's great to know that the script is close to being done.
  • Fans are eagerly waiting to see what Gunn has in store for the Man of Steel.
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After James Gunn and Peter Safran took over as the co-CEOs of DC Studios last year, the franchise was announced to get a soft reboot. As the ‘Gods & Monsters’ slate was unveiled, many projects including Superman: Legacy caught fans’ attention. Since then, several small updates regarding the movie have emerged, including the confirmation of David Corenswet becoming the new Man of Steel. Recently, the former has shared a new update which would likely be something that fans of former Superman actor, Henry Cavill won’t want to hear. 

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Superman: Legacy

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Gunn has been dropping in surprise updates about his upcoming DC project and this time, he revealed the status of the movie script. 

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James Gunn Gave an Update on Superman: Legacy Script!

James Gunn on movie set
James Gunn on a movie set

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DC Studios co-chairman and co-CEO, James Gunn recently took to Threads to share about an update on the Superman: Legacy script. He confirmed that the script is close to being finally done. Confirming that he penned “99.9%” of the script, he further added, 

“I’m always changing small things but it’s been essentially done since well before the strike.” 

Check out the thread here. 

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Given that he has already confirmed that the movie will be released on its scheduled date, his update on the script further made it solid. However, this news might not be a good update for Henry Cavill fans as they won’t be able to witness him donning the suit again. 

David Corenswet Replaced Henry Cavill as Superman

Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel
Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel

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Last year was quite a rollercoaster for Henry Cavill fans as what could have been the beginning of a new era for him in DC suddenly turned out to be his exit. He was last seen reprising his role in Black Adam. While he only made a cameo appearance in Dwayne Johnson’s movie, it was meant to be something more.

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Given that Man of Steel 2 was reportedly in the early development phase at the time, reports confirmed that he won’t be returning as Superman due to DC’s soft reboot. This ticked off his fandom with many complaining about the DC’s move but Gunn unveiled the DC plans for a young character to play the Man of Steel role. 

As The Witcher actor didn’t fit into the new DC’s vision, he retired from his role. David Corenswet was chosen instead to replace him as the new Clark Kent who will kickstart the new Superman era with the upcoming Superman: Legacy. The other confirmed cast includes Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, and María Gabriela de Faría, who will portray the antagonist role of The Engineer.

As per DC Studios, James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy will center around Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. He embodies truth, justice, and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned. 

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The movie is set to release on July 11, 2025.

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