Whilst most comments from DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn on social media lately have seemingly revolved around his “Superman: Legacy” film that’s about to shoot, occasionally he’ll touch upon other projects still in development.
Today he did just that, offering an update on Threads regarding the J.J. Abrams-produced untitled “Superman” movie. He confirmed the project is very much still alive, and that it will be considered an Elseworlds project.
There has been plenty of speculation that the project, revealed in 2021, had been scrapped. Its reveal took place prior to the Warner Bros. Discovery merger completing – a deal which saw a massive executive regime change within DC and Warners itself.
Gunn and Peter Safran subsequently were installed as DC’s new co-chiefs, entirely overhauling or scrapping many projects in development.
This appears to have survived and will see Abrams produce whilst Ta-Nehisi Coates is attached as a writer. Prior rumors have suggested the project is an early 20th Century period tale featuring a black Superman.
Michael B. Jordan was rumored back in 2021 for the role but quickly shot down those suggestions at the time.
David Corenswet is set to play Superman for Gunn’s “Superman; Legacy” film and Gunn also confirmed recently he wardrobe tested in the prior Superman suit but he “had a hard time fitting as he’s so tall”.
The Abrams-produced “Superman” will join “Joker: Folie a Deux” and “The Batman: Part II” as films dubbed ‘Elseworlds’ projects that aren’t part of the larger DC continuity.