James Gunn's Superman: Legacy Just Received a New, Most Unimaginative Title

James Gunn's Superman: Legacy Just Received a New, Most Unimaginative Title
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Here’s to hoping the entire DC reboot won’t be as bland as the movie’s new name.


  • James Gunn ’s Superman: Legacy was supposed to become the first movie of the new, rebooted DCU.
  • On February 29, the director announced the start of filming and the title change for the movie.
  • From now on, Superman: Legacy is just called SUPERMAN, and it’s already in active production.

The DCEU hasn’t been doing exactly great in the past… Many years, to put it lightly. After the most embarrassing series of flops, enough was enough, and the entire cinematic universe was passed over to new heads, James Gunn and Peter Safran, who immediately announced its complete reboot.

Superman: Legacy was supposed to be the first official movie of the new DCU, but in his recent update, Gunn casually revealed that the film’s title had been changed… And we can’t say it was a change for the better, really.

Gunn’s New Superman Name Is Just Lame

Recently, James Gunn gave an update on Superman: Legacy on his Instagram page, announcing the start of filming. Apart from that, the director revealed that Superman: Legacy wasn’t even called that anymore: the title had been changed.

“Overjoyed to be announcing the start of principal photography on SUPERMAN today, February 29. <...> When I finished the first draft of the script, I called the film Superman: Legacy. By the time I locked the final draft, it was clear the title was SUPERMAN. Making our way to you July 2025,” Gunn wrote in his post.

A movie about Superman called Superman but in all caps? That’s quite an…uncreative creative choice. The previous title, Superman: Legacy, had substance to it and felt like something that would, indeed, begin a new era of DC. But names aside, it’s the end result that counts, and we’re hoping that the title change will remain the only creative loss the upcoming movie suffers from.

Fans Are Optimistic about New Superman

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Batman knows the DC cinematic universe has been in dire need of a reboot, and Gunn and Safran can become its absolute saviors. Considering the former’s track record at Marvel, fans are expecting the new DC co-head to perform a miracle.

The news of the new Superman movie starting production saw fans cheer, praising the director for “bringing DC back to life.” Prematurely so, of course, but the excitement is palpable, and no title change is enough to stomp the audience’s high hopes. James Gunn and Peter Safran have the full support of fans, so they ought to aim high and shoot even higher with Superman: Leg… Sorry, just Superman.

Source: James Gunn via Instagram