‘He Doesn’t Want To Hurt A Living Soul’

In a press conference attended by /Film’s Jenna Busch, James Gunn revealed intriguing details about the upcoming Superman film, which Gunn called the “first big project” and the “launch” of the new DC Universe that’s “connected and consistent.” As mentioned previously, the film’s tentative title is “Superman: Legacy.” If you’re curious about that subtitle, Safran was quick to explain the premise of the film, stating:

“It’s not an origin story. It focuses on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. Superman represents truth, justice, and the American way. He is kindness in a world that thinks of kindness as old-fashioned.”

As for who would be directing, Safran would also say they’re “certainly hoping that [James Gunn] will direct” the upcoming film. Aside from dealing with his legacy, Gunn’s Superman will also struggle with being a decent person in a cynical world. However, don’t expect a morally black-and-white struggle. James Gunn hopes to bring more complicated stories to the DCU that go beyond the typical battle of good and evil thanks to the wealth of characters at their disposal, “Superman: Legacy” included:

“We want to take it away from ‘good guy versus bad guy.’ There are almost saintly people [in the DC Universe]; Superman is among them. There are really terrible villains like Gorilla Grodd or Joker. And then there is everybody in-between, so there are all these shades of gray of these different character types which allow us to tell more complex stories.”

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