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DC's James Gunn changes Superman: Legacy title (and shows off the suit)

No word yet on whether the 'S' means 'hope'

Image credit: James Gunn, Instagram

Who knew the 'Leap' in 'Leap Day' refered to what a person could do with tall buildings, in a single bound?

On February 29, 2024, director James Gunn took to Instagram to post the most exciting update on the upcoming Superman film yet - an image of Superman's iconic 'S' shield and a change to the title. You may recall that Gunn posted a cast photo recently, however, none of them were wearing even a scrap of costume. With this new image, we see not just the first image of one of those costumes, but the first design of the new DCU.

Check out Gunn's post below:

Image credit: James Gunn, Instagram

The film, which up until now has been called Superman: Legacy, has now simplified into just Superman. The reason for the name change is unclear, but what we do know is that the movie has officially begun filming. Maybe it's just me, but if the choice is between explaining semantics and a production update, I'm going with the latter every time.

Oh, and did you know it was Superman's birthday? Not a bad way to celebrate.

Superman flies into theaters July 11, 2025.

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Grant DeArmitt

Grant DeArmitt: Grant DeArmitt (he/him) likes horror, comics, and the unholy pairing of the two. As Povperse's Staff Writer, he criss-crosses the pop culture landscape bringing you the news and opinions about the big things (and the next big things). He has written for Nightmare on Film Street and Newsarama, despite their better judgment. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner, Kelsey, and corgi, Legs.


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