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    James Gunn Denies Stacking Up ‘Superman: Legacy’ To Attract Buyers

    Ever since James Gunn has taken over the DECU, the list of tribulations doesn’t seem to end for him. First, he was criticized for firing Henry Cavill, and then the majority of Hollywood projects including DCEU were affected by the WGA strike. And now Gunn has been accused of stacking up ‘Superman: Legacy’ with an endless list of heroes only to attract buyers.

    ‘Superman: Legacy’ has found its Clark Kent and Lois Lane in David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan. It was already established that the story will revolve around the early days of Superman, but the recent addition of new characters has just left the fans stumped. Earlier it was speculated that these new additions were only to attract the buyers. Continue reading to find out how James Gunn responded to these rumors.

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    James Gunn’s Response To ‘Superman: Legacy’ Accusation

    James Gunn's 'Superman: Legacy' isn't going to be an origin story
    James Gunn’s ‘Superman: Legacy’

    The new boss of DCEU has some records to set straight about the DC development including ‘Superman: Legacy’ and a potential Justice League live-action film. The new Superman film will be the first project of renewed DC after James Gunn and Peter Safran took over. Recently Gunn confirmed that Mister Terrific, Hawkgirl, and Green Lantern/Guy Gardner will be part of the story, leaving the fans puzzled. 

    It was believed that the addition of these new characters was added in ‘Superman: Legacy’ under the orders of Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav only to attract potential buyers. According to a few other reports, it was stated that Gunn wanted to move on with a simple project. However, these claims were denied by Gunn over the social media platform, Threads. He wrote, “Of course not”.

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    New Characters In ‘Superman: Legacy’

    Nathan Fillion, Edi Gathegi, and Isabela Merced
    Edi Gathegi, Isabela Merced and Nathan Fillion

    Fans can’t keep calm to experience James Gunn and Peter Safran’s version of DCEU. Scheduled to be released on 11 July 2025, ‘Superman: Legacy’ is one of the most anticipated DC projects. The film will explore Superman’s journey from his Kryptonian heritage to his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas.

    James Gunn confirmed that Isabela Merced, Nathan Fillion, and Edi Gathegi would be playing Hawkgirl, Green Lantern Guy Gardner, and Mister Terrific, respectively, which raised doubts about the storyline. Responding to fans’ confusion, Gunn said, “They fit the story I’m telling. Story always comes first.”

    Reportedly there are many other newer characters that Gunn might introduce in the film. Only time will tell how these characters adapt to the story.

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    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah is a content know-it-all, working as an Entertainment Writer for First Curiosity. When she's not forensic-analyzing new movies and shows, she's probably out there with her camera. Approach her with your fan theories, and you've got yourself a friend for life. She aspires to be a professional content critic someday.

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