James Gunn Offers Clarity on Latest Superman: Legacy Casting Report

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We're still two years away from the official launch of the new DC Universe but its first big-screen offering, Superman: Legacy is already picking up steam. The reboot is just the first of many projects which will complete the DCU's first chapter and it's said to be a story that revolves around Clark Kent's early days in The Daily Planet.

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Obviously, this led to speculation that James Gunn and Peter Safran are eyeing a much younger actor for the part, presumably someone who is in their mid-20s to early 30s. According to insider Grace Randolph, that appears to be the case and the DC Studios executives reportedly sent out casting calls for the roles of Superman and Lois Lane.

Well, as exciting as that sounds, it turns out that none of it is true, at least not yet. Taking to Twitter, Gunn put an end to all speculation surrounding the project's casting. Responding to a fan, the DC Studios co-CEO said there's zero truth to the reports claiming that he sent out a casting call for Superman and according to him, they've yet to hire a casting director. Gunn responded: "No. A casting director hasn’t even been hired."

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As per the latest rumors, cameras will begin rolling for the film in early 2024 which makes perfect sense since Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom releases in December this year. I mean, if they really wanna start with a clean slate, might as well do it right after the release of the final film before the franchise's reboot.

DC Studios' Superman: Legacy is currently slated for release on July 11, 2025.