James Gunn Provides Update on Casting for ‘Superman: Legacy

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By Black Widow

James Gunn, the co-head of DC, recently shared some insights regarding the ongoing casting process for the highly anticipated film, ‘Superman: Legacy.’

During an appearance on the podcast Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum, Gunn provided an update on the progress while dispelling certain rumors and highlighting the privacy surrounding the screen-testing phase.

Here’s everything you need to know:

James Gunn Narrowing Down the Choices

James Gunn Provides Update on Casting for 'Superman: Legacy

Gunn revealed that the auditions for the role of Clark Kent in ‘Superman: Legacy’ are well underway. While acknowledging that the selection process is ongoing, he assured fans that they are making progress in narrowing down the candidates. Gunn emphasized that they have not reached a final decision yet.

James Gunn Clarifying Misinformation

Addressing the multitude of casting rumors circulating, Gunn dismissed several reports and clarified that certain claims are completely false. However, he explained that he cannot publicly deny every rumor without thoroughly examining each one. Gunn recognized that journalists have a job to do in seeking information, but he emphasized that the screen-testing process is highly confidential and should remain private.

Respecting the Privacy of Actors

Gunn expressed his concern for actors who may be subject to false rumors and unwanted speculation. He acknowledged the complexity of the situation, with agencies providing some accurate information while potentially promoting their clients by exaggerating their involvement in the casting process. Gunn emphasized that it is a personal matter between himself and the individuals being considered for the role.

A Reminder from the Director

James Gunn Provides Update on Casting for 'Superman: Legacy

Previously, Gunn had taken to Twitter to address the rampant rumors surrounding ‘Superman: Legacy,’ urging fans to only trust information that comes directly from him or his co-head, Peter Safran. This statement reaffirmed the importance of obtaining accurate information from reliable sources.

Safran’s Teaser on the Film Earlier this year, Peter Safran provided a glimpse into the film, suggesting that ‘Superman: Legacy’ will not be an origin story. Instead, it will delve into the challenge of Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. The film aims to portray him as the embodiment of truth, justice, and kindness, even in a world that often views kindness as outdated.

As the casting process for ‘Superman: Legacy’ continues behind closed doors, fans eagerly await further updates from James Gunn and the creative team, eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the DC cinematic universe.