Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and Robert Pattinson’s Batman skipped theirs, and now it looks like David Corenswet’s Superman will also miss his origin story in the upcoming “Superman: Legacy” at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Hot on the heels of Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan’s casting announcement as Superman and Lois Lane in the new film, Gunn took to his new social platform Bluesky, where a fan recently asked him if he would pay tribute. at the opening of the famous comic strip “All-Star Superman”.
This footage roughly shows the opening section of the original 1978 Richard Donner film – namely the destruction of Krypton and the landing of the Kal-El pod in Kansas.
While Gunn won’t confirm that the footage won’t be shown in Legacy, he does say, “I think we’ve seen enough of his origin in the movie right now!”
DC Studios co-CEO Peter Safran previously told media that the film would not be an origin story and would be set a few years into Superman’s superhero career.
The film follows the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville – he is guided by human kindness in a world that views kindness as old-fashioned.
“Superman: Legacy” is set to begin filming next spring and will be released exclusively in theaters on July 11, 2025.