Over the years, superhero films have evolved in a remarkable way. What began with Marvel rebooting the Iron Man franchise with Robert Downey Jr. at its helm has become a modern day renaissance, with so many projects it’s hard to keep track of. Marvel has created the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Comics has cashed in on their intellectual property by rebooting franchises such as Wonder Woman in recent years, and every other production company in Hollywood is actively trying to get their hands on more superhero films and series. Now we have the details for the latest superhero project as the rumor mill is swirling regarding James Gunn’s forthcoming film Superman: Legacy and who is set to be cast in the iconic roles of Clark Kent and Lois Lane.
First appearing in an issue of Action Comics back in 1938, Superman is considered the status quo amongst superheroes. The first amongst many, the timeless superhero would go on to become one of the most iconic characters in Hollywood history with projects about Superman dating back several decades. Now we are set to see the return of the caped hero with James Gunn set to direct the budding new film Superman: Legacy that is reportedly set to take a unique look at the hero and his unique position as both the strongest man alive and a journalist who is attempting to make a name for himself. The latest reports regarding the film state that casting for the project is now fast underway as Gunn is in search of the perfect fit for this generation’s Clark Kent, with reports that Nicholas Hoult, David Corenswet and Tom Brittney reportedly in the lead to land the big role. Gunn is also in search of the perfect Lois Lane and it’s being said that Emma Mackey, Rachel Brosnahan and Phoebe Dynevor are at the top of the esteemed director’s list. With the release of Superman: Legacy not set to take place for a little over two years still, Gunn still has plenty of time to make his decision and it will be intriguing to see what direction he decides to go as production of Superman: Legacy commences over the coming months.
While most superheroes don’t have the résumé that Superman has, he has been a little underrepresented in recent years. That won’t be the case for much longer however, and they couldn’t have selected a better director than Gunn to bring this project to fruition. Eager fans will just have to wait until 2025 when Superman: Legacy is set to hit theaters, and they can continue to check back for more updates regarding the project in the near future.