James Gunn Claps Back At Concerns About ‘Superman: Legacy’ Cast Size

Is Superman: Legacy getting too big? James Gunn gives a perfectly sassy response to fans worrying about the size of the DC Studios cast.

Ever since casting news for Superman: Legacy first started to roll out, DC fans have been worrying that James Gunn is overstuffing the film with characters. It certainly seems like a natural concern, with nearly half the announced cast being non-Superman heroes like Green Lantern despite the DC Studios project ostensively being about Clark Kent and Lois Lane.

Luckily, director James Gunn has already shut down these concerns about the size of the cast. When a user commented on his Instagram bashing Superman: Legacy by saying DC Studios “went from a solo Superman to 100+ characters,” Gunn responded with the obvious retort “or like every other single protagonist of all time with 10 speaking roles announced.”

James Gunn certainly has a point, as almost every film or TV show fans have seen likely has at least 10 speaking roles, if not more. The disconnect likely comes from the perception that, as DC Studios co-chair, Gunn would be using Superman: Legacy to jumpstart his own universe. However, it seems as though the cast is all integral to the one story he’s trying to tell. Which, in a day of post-credits scenes and tie-ins, is a quality that’s worthy of praise.

Superman’s DC Universe Future

Superman: Legacy is a much-anticipated project, given that Clark Kent has been an integral part of the DC Universe for over 80 years, with various iterations and adaptations across different media. The movie promises to explore the character’s origins and his struggles to balance his dual identities as Clark Kent and Superman while fighting off villains and saving the world.

James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room, and a unified storyline across film, television, animation, and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.

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