James Gunn has made the decision to exclude Clark Kent’s origin story from Superman: Legacyhis latest film that will be the fulcrum for Chapter 1 Gods and Monsters, which is DC Studios’ latest DC Universe reboot.
As the DCEU wrapped up its highly divisive and only occasionally successful ten-year run, Gunn and Peter Safran took the reins as co-CEO, spearheading the exciting future of the DC Universe.
Together with Superman: Legacymany other DC Universe movies and series are currently in active development, hopefully providing a new chapter for DC fans to see their heroes on the big screen and TV.
Shortly after DC Studios officially announced David Corenswet as Superman and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, the highly anticipated film will begin production in 2024. While there are still other roles to fill, the project is slated and ready to begin filming.
James Gunn took to his BlueSky social media page, and when responding to a fan who asked about the possibility of using the All-Star Superman story as inspiration for the character’s origin story in Superman: Legacy, Gunn responded simply by saying: “I think I’ve seen enough of his origins in the movies!”
Rely on the audience to do the task
This development is good news. Viewers have shown that they sometimes get tired of seeing the same characters over and over again, without needing to be fed “how they become”.
Gunn follows the likes of Batman and Spider-Man in the trend of avoiding “tragic hero origin stories”. In Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan’s first Batman movie, we are shown Bruce Wayne’s parents, Thomas and Martha, shot dead as a catalyst and making Bruce Wayne want revenge.
Similarly, in the Spider-Man movie starring Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, we have the usual story, a geeky teenager is bitten by a radioactive spider, goes on a fun adventure, his beloved uncle is shot and tries to make the world a safer place. .
The latest incarnation of Robert Pattinson’s character in the batman and Tom Holland in spiderman: homecoming – seeing the two heroes is well established, because the audience knows who they are. This saves time and will produce better movies.
With great power comes the same old story. We already know how Superman got to Earth, we don’t need to see him anymore. Gunn has his pulse here, and moviegoing audiences will appreciate his story like never before.