The superhero movie genre has become a behemoth in the entertainment industry, with multiple franchises and shared universes vying for the attention of audiences worldwide. And while Marvel may have set the standard for interconnected storytelling, DC Comics has been steadily building its own cinematic universe over the years. One of the most highly anticipated projects in the DC Universe’s upcoming Phase One is Superman: Legacy, directed by James Gunn. Recently, Gunn provided even more details about the movie, and the future looks incredibly exciting for the Man of Steel.
The Script Is Done
The first thing that has everyone buzzing is Gunn’s confirmation that the entire script for Superman: Legacy is complete. While this may seem like a given at this point, considering the movie has already entered pre-production, it’s still an exciting milestone that signals the project is moving forward at a steady pace. Fans are eager to see what Gunn has in store for Superman, especially since this will be the first time the character has appeared on the big screen since 2017’s Justice League.
Chapter One: Here Comes The New DCU
But Superman: Legacy is just one piece of a much larger puzzle. The DC Universe’s Phase One, dubbed Chapter One: Gods and Monsters, will encompass many movies and TV shows featuring some of DC’s most beloved characters. In addition to Superman: Legacy, we can expect to see a Batman and Robin-focused movie called The Brave and the Bold, a Supergirl film titled Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, and a Swamp Thing movie, among others. Multiple TV shows, including a spinoff of the popular Harley Quinn animated series, are also in the works.
What sets the DC Universe apart from other shared universes is its willingness to explore different genres and tones, catering to various tastes. Audiences can look forward to a diverse range of superhero stories, each with its own unique flavor and approach.
Connected Through All Media
Of course, with so many projects in the works, it’s impossible to predict how everything will come together in the end. There’s always the risk that some movies or shows may not be as successful as others, or that the continuity and timeline of the shared universe will become convoluted.
Going forward, the idea is that cartoons, movies, tv shows, and even video games will be a single connected universe. It’s a bold move. One that Marvel is still trying to get a foothold on, so far barely managing to connect their shows to their movies.
James Gunn’s DCU
Superman: Legacy and the rest of the DC Universe’s Phase One have generated a lot of excitement among fans and casual moviegoers alike. James Gunn’s confirmation that the script is complete for Superman: Legacy is just the latest bit of news to get people talking. With a wide variety of projects in the works, and a willingness to explore different genres and tones, the DC Universe seems poised to offer a new and fresh take on the superhero movie genre. Of course, only time will tell if the shared universe will be successful in the long run. But for now, it’s clear that the future looks bright for Superman and his fellow heroes.