It appears that James Gunn may be doing more than writing Superman: Legacy. He may also be setting up to direct it as well.
According to comics writer Tom King, Gunn is setting up to direct Superman: Legacy. Appearing on the ComicPop Returns show, King said:
James Gunn is a super nerd and he’s super creative. He’s both the writer and director of the Superman movie, and he’s sort of the creative force behind all of this… and he reached out to a group of screenwriters and myself, fantastic, amazing whose names he’s put out there, and to work on making these movies and tv shows as good as they can be. And it was his way of saying, you know, we need nerds in the room we need writers and that this sort of DC renaissance, this DC revolution, is going to be very much a storytelling, it’s story first, we want to tell fantastic stories. That is where we are starting, stopping.
While it has been confirmed that Gunn was writing the film, his serving as the director had not yet been made public.
We’ll now have to wait for a more official statement from Gunn or Warner Bros. Discovery, but it appears that the cat may be out of the bag.
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