James Gunn promised fans not long after his new title at Warner Bros. Pictures was revealed that he would expand on his ideas for his unique take on Superman and the other titles flying under the new regime.
This morning, Gunn revealed the new Superman film will be called Superman: Legacy. Gunn confirmed that this will not be an origin story but will focus on Superman/Clark trying to balance his Kryptonian and human lifestyles. Gunn surprisingly revealed a release date for Superman: Legacy which will hit theaters on July 11, 2025. Peter Safran, Gunn’s right-hand man at DC Studios, said, “It’s not an origin story. It focuses on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. He is the embodiment of truth, justice, and the American way. He is kindness in a world that thinks that kindness as old-fashioned.”
Following the Superman announcement, Gunn revealed that Robert Pattinson will be returning as Bruce Wayne/Batman in The Batman sequel, which will be called The Batman II. Matt Reeves will be returning to direct, but we still don’t know what the plot will be. The Batman II will hit theaters on October 3, 2025. Also, at Reeves stated awhile back, his Batman films will not take place in the same universe as Gunn’s characters.