Exclusive: James Gunn’s ‘Superman: Legacy’ Introduces Humor and Feisty Lois Lane, Says Rachel Brosnahan

LOS ANGELES, CA – A new Superman film is set to inject some humor into the beloved superhero franchise. Director James Gunn and Lois Lane actor Rachel Brosnahan discussed the upcoming movie, titled “Superman: Legacy,” and hinted at a more lighthearted approach to the iconic character. Brosnahan praised Gunn’s collaboration and emphasized that the production team shares a deep love for Superman. She expressed excitement about putting a unique spin on the character while honoring the source material.

Gunn, known for infusing comedy into his work on Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” trilogy, is no stranger to blending humor and superhero storytelling. This departure from Zack Snyder’s serious and gritty tone in the previous Superman films marks a significant change for the Man of Steel. Henry Cavill previously portrayed a more stoic and introspective version of the superhero.

“Superman: Legacy” will not only bring a new comedic twist to the character but also introduce a broader DC Universe. The film features an ensemble cast of beloved comic book characters, including Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen, Metamorpho, Mister Terrific, Guy Gardner, and Hawkgirl. Producer Peter Safran joins Gunn in their mission to revitalize and expand the DC Universe, following a series of underperforming comic book films in recent years.

Gunn acknowledges the risk of superhero fatigue and emphasizes the importance of focusing on well-developed characters. He believes that audiences connect with Superman, Batman, and Iron Man because of their depth and complexity, not simply because they are superheroes. Gunn aims to deliver a compelling story that resonates with fans and avoids the pitfalls of superficial blockbuster films.

Fans can anticipate the release of “Superman: Legacy” on July 11, 2025, as Warner Bros. brings a fresh take on the beloved superhero to the big screen.