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James Gunn Affirms ‘Superman: Legacy’ Will Bypass Clark Kent’s Beginning

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James Gunn has chosen to omit the account of Clark Kent’s beginnings in the forthcoming film, Superman: Legacy. This film paves the way for Chapter 1, “Gods and Monsters,” in the revamped DC Universe by DC Studios. As the DCEU concludes its fiercely polarizing and sporadically successful decade-long journey, Gunn along with Peter Safran step into the roles of co-CEOs, guiding the intriguing future of the DC Universe.


Alongside Superman: Legacy, a multitude of other DC Universe projects are presently being developed, offering a fresh start and a rejuvenated perspective for DC fans to witness their favorite heroes on both the big and small screens. Soon after DC Studios officially revealed David Corenswet as Superman and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, the eagerly awaited movie is slated to kick-off production in 2024. Despite various roles yet to be filled, the project maintains its timeline and prepares for filming.

When a fan queried Gunn about the potential of drawing from the All-Star Superman narrative for Superman: Legacy’s protagonist’s origin on his BlueSky social media page, Gunn’s reply was straightforward: “I believe we’ve seen enough of his origins in cinema at this point!”

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Belief in the Audience’s Familiarity with the Characters

This news is indeed refreshing. It’s evident that audiences occasionally grow tired of repeatedly seeing the same characters without the necessity of an origin explanation. Gunn follows the examples set by Batman and Spider-Man in foregoing the “hero’s tragic beginnings.” In both Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan’s initial Batman movies, the audience witnesses the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents, Thomas and Martha, which ignites his thirst for revenge.

Similarly, Marvel’s Spider-Man films featuring Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, repeat the familiar narrative – an introverted teenager bitten by a radioactive spider, experiences thrilling escapades, loses his beloved uncle to a shooting, and resolves to make the world safer. The latest renditions of the characters – Robert Pattinson in The Batman and Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming – depicted the heroes already firmly established because the viewers are already familiar with their stories. This approach conserves time and is expected to enhance the film’s quality.

The powerful grow weary of the recurring narrative. We’re already acquainted with Superman’s journey to Earth; there’s no need for a rerun. Gunn is on the right track here, and the cinema-goers ready to watch the movie will appreciate his approach.

Check out our interview with Gunn and Chris Pratt for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about James Gunn’s ‘Superman: Legacy’

Q: Will ‘Superman: Legacy’ feature Clark Kent’s origin story?

A: No, James Gunn has made the decision to exclude Clark Kent’s origin story in ‘Superman: Legacy’. The film will focus on a fresh narrative without delving into the character’s beginnings.

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SuperFan87 July 5, 2023 - 2:17 am

omg james gunn is so smart! skippin clark kents origin story in superman legacy makes sense. we dont need to see it again, we already know how he got to earth. good move gunn!

DCFanatic22 July 5, 2023 - 2:30 pm

yay no more spoonfed hero origins! audiences are tired of the same old stuff. glad james gunn is trusting us to know the characters. superman legacy is gonna be epic!

MovieBuff123 July 5, 2023 - 7:51 pm

skipping clark kents origin story? i’m not so sure about that. it’s an important part of his character. but if james gunn thinks it’s the right move, i’ll give it a chance. fingers crossed it turns out great!


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