James Gunn Debunks Major Superman: Legacy Story Rumor

Henry Cavill as Superman
Credit: Warner Bros.

Henry Cavill as Superman
Credit: Warner Bros.

James Gunn has been busy doing pre-production for the upcoming DCU film Superman: Legacy which is set to begin filming early next year. Several casting announcements have also been made for some of the roles in the movie.

However, the plot details are still being kept under wraps at the moment, but based on the info that we got so far, it looks like it will be set in a world where superheroes already exist in the world and Gunn has revealed that it won't be an origin story.

There were also rumors that the film would tackle the Middle East conflict in the story which has caused some concerns for fans given the real-life events that have happened in that region for the last 20 years.

Is the movie's rumored Middle East story true at all? Now, Gunn has finally set the record straight once and for all.

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James Gunn Confirms Superman: Legacy Middle East Rumor is Not True

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Gunn recently posted a photo on Instagram (via The Direct) where he shared the various Superman artworks that are on the wall of his production office for Superman: Legacy.

One of the followers asked the director in the comments if the film's rumored Middle East storyline is true.

"It isn't true," Gunn simply responded, debunking the rumor once and for all.

There you go, the DC Studios co-chairman has confirmed that the film's rumored Middle East storyline is not true and Gunn has no plans at all to tackle that in his own Superman movie.

This could relieve a lot of fans who have been concerned about the idea ever since the rumor surfaced and felt that the timing is not right given the current situation in the region.

Some audiences would also rather see the movie not reflect all of the real-life events that are happening at the moment and they want it to be simply an escapist story.

Now, they can put down those concerns and expect a purely fictional movie that simply focuses on its own world itself. It's interesting to see now what kind of direction and world-setting Gunn actually focuses on.

Superman: Legacy is slated for release in theaters on July 11, 2025.

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