Until Superman: Legacy arrives on the big screen, fans will always speculate about any information surrounding the Man of Steel, whether it’s about the hero’s appearance, age, family, and so on. Despite still having to wait for two more years, some fans who do not engage in gossip never have to worry because, as the co-CEO of DC Studios, James Gunn's job is to debunk any rumor, and he seems so good at doing it.
Given that Clark Kent will no longer be portrayed by fan-favorite Henry Cavill, some supporters just don't know when to give up and still dread the Guardians of the Galaxy creator, accusing Superman of having family issues. In one statement aimed at Gunn, he was asked, “There was no reason to change [Cavill] if your Superman is already going to have a child. What are you doing, James? It’s lost.” The DC boss did not wait to respond, clarifying, “I never said Clark is going to have a child.”
The most anticipated film is currently a work in progress, so not much has been revealed other than that a younger iteration of the character will be introduced and the description that he will be a "big galoot." Since Gunn and Safran’s takeover, many changes have been announced, like the cancellation of major DCU projects like Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Black Adam, among others.
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Despite previously confirming that they were not the decision-makers in replacing Cavill as Kryptonite because he was never cast in the first place, Gunn again recently clarified that he was “hired to write Superman: Legacy over six months ago,” being the time that the film is already in the works.
Aside from Superman: Legacy, Batman: The Brave and the Bold is also one of the projects that were announced last month that will shine in the new DC universe. Given that the Dark Knight will appear with his son, Damian Wayne, in the film, many fans were confused about the age difference between Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent, considering that the new Man of Steel will be young, and that is why Cavill is not fit to play him at the time being.
“Yeah, but people are speculating about both ages. All I ever said was Superman was younger than in his forties and Batman MIGHT be a couple of years older than Superman,” explained Gunn to the query about the age gap between Superman and Batman.
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Gunn should have the patience and energy to answer and engage with all these rumors because one thing is for sure: they will not stop any time soon.
Superman: Legacy is scheduled to premiere in theaters on July 11, 2025.