July 21, 2024

James Gunn Comments on Rumored Massive Budget for Superman: Legacy!

By Shobith C Feb 29, 2024

Amidst the buzz surrounding the upcoming Superman: Legacy, rumors have been swirling about the film’s budget, with some sources claiming it to be astronomically high. However, James Gunn, the director and co-CEO of DC, recently addressed these rumors, shedding light on the actual financial scope of the project.

In response to a fan’s inquiry about the rumored $364 million budget, Gunn dismissed the claims with a touch of humor, stating, “Absolutely not,” and questioning the source’s credibility. He expressed incredulity at how such figures could be speculated upon, highlighting the speculative nature of budget rumors in the entertainment industry.

Superman: Legacy marks a significant endeavor in the DC Universe, serving as the inaugural installment in the reboot of the iconic superhero saga. Headlined by David Corenswet as the titular Man of Steel, the film has garnered immense anticipation from fans eager to witness the franchise’s revitalization. However, the purported budget figures would have placed it among the ranks of the most expensive superhero films ever made.

Historically, superhero films typically command budgets ranging from $150 million to $200 million, excluding marketing expenses. For context, 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron holds the record for one of the highest budgets in the genre, with estimates reaching $450-$495 million. In the DC Universe, Justice League (2017) stands as the costliest production to date, boasting a budget of $300 million.

As Superman: Legacy gears up for production, the ensemble cast, including Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane and an array of supporting characters, has already generated excitement among fans. Recent updates reveal that filming is set to commence imminently, with the cast assembling for their first table read. Brosnahan, in a recent interview, teased fans with glimpses of the excitement behind the scenes, particularly lauding the awe-inspiring superhero suit designs.

Scheduled to begin shooting at Trilith Studios in Atlanta, with additional locations in Cleveland and Cincinnati, Superman: Legacy promises to deliver a fresh perspective on the beloved superhero narrative. With a release date slated for July 11, 2025, fans can anticipate an exhilarating cinematic experience that stays true to the essence of Superman while charting new territories in the DC Universe.

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