DC Comic Writer Tom King Reveals the Director of Superman:Legacy, and It's Not a Surprise!

Author: Shobith C / March 11, 2023

DC fans have been eagerly anticipating news on the upcoming Superman: Legacy film, and now writer Tom King has revealed an interesting detail about the movie’s director. 

In a recent interview with ComicPop, King spoke about the process of building DC Studios’ “creative force,” and subtly revealed that James Gunn is the “writer and director” of the highly anticipated Superman film.

King said, “I mean, it’s tough because, there’s stuff I can talk about, and stuff I can’t … It’s a totally fair question. I mean, James Gunn is a super nerd and he’s super creative, right? He’s the writer and director of the Superman movie and he’s sort of the creative force behind all of this, him and Peter Safran. And he reached out to a group of screenwriters and myself, fantastic, amazing … whose names he’s put out there, to work on making these movies and TV shows as good as they can be.”

For those unfamiliar with James Gunn, he is a highly successful writer and director in Hollywood, having worked on blockbuster films like Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad. He was recently announced as the co-CEO of DC Studios alongside Peter Safran.

Gunn recently revealed that he was hired by WB to write Superman: Legacy months before Henry Cavill was brought back in Black Adam, indicating that the project has been in the works for quite some time. However, it is still unknown who will be playing Superman in the film.

While fans eagerly await more news on Superman: Legacy, it is clear that the film is in good hands with James Gunn at the helm. With his proven track record of creating compelling and entertaining superhero movies, there is no doubt that he will deliver a film that both honors the legacy of the character and brings something fresh and exciting to the table.

As for Tom King, his involvement in the project is also exciting news for DC Comics fans. King is a highly respected writer in the industry, having worked on critically acclaimed comics like Batman, Mister Miracle, and The Vision. His focus on character development and emotional storytelling could bring a new level of depth and nuance to the Superman film.

While there are still many unknowns about Superman: Legacy, the revelation that James Gunn is the writer and director is certainly exciting news for fans of the character and the DC Universe as a whole. With Tom King and a team of talented screenwriters also on board, it seems that DC Studios is pulling out all the stops to make this film a must-see for superhero fans everywhere.

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