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James Gunn, the director of Superman: Legacy, has shot the storyline that caused controversy across the internet. He recently announced that the movie, starring David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan, is on schedule and will be released on July 11, 2025.
Industry insider Daniel RPK reported that part of the movie’s plot would be about a conflict in the Middle East involving the fictional country of Bialya. ViewerAnon, another insider, confirmed the report and added that terrorists in the film have acquired Kryptonian technology.
However, this storyline has been viewed by some as controversial and possibly insensitive given the ongoing political conflicts in the Middle East, particularly the ongoing war between Palestine and Israel.
James Gunn Debunks Middle East Rumor
After being prompted by a comment on one of his recent Instagram posts, director James Gunn denied the report of a conflict in the Middle East in Superman: Legacy. The user asked Gunn to confirm whether the controversial plot was true or not.
“Please tell us the ‘terrorist threat in the Middle East’ storyline rumour isn’t true”
Gunn responded by saying “It isn’t true,” as he attempted to clear the air. So far, DC Studios and Gunn have confirmed very few plot details about the upcoming film. However, some actors have already been signed up for roles. Among them is Maria Gabriela de Faria, who will play The Engineer – a new villain for the DC Universe.
What Will Happen in Superman: Legacy?
Movies are often considered a source of entertainment and a way to escape from the real world, at least for a few hours. With Superman’s updated motto of “Truth, Justice and A Better Tomorrow”, fans expect to watch Legacy as a means of distraction and hope to leave the movie with a renewed sense of optimism.
Although there are only a few confirmed details about the first DCU film, we do know that David Corenswet’s Clark Kent will be working at The Daily Planet and Kal-El will already be Superman, meaning that it won’t be an origin story.
The highly-anticipated DCU movie will feature a variety of superheroes, including Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner’s Green Lantern, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, and Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho. In addition to the cast, Maria Gabriela de Faria has been confirmed to play The Engineer, revealing the presence of The Authority in Legacy. The Authority will also have its own film in the coming years. The evidence suggests that Brainiac will be the main antagonist.
It has been confirmed that the plot of the upcoming Superman movie will be a “workplace origin story” that centers around Lois Lane and Clark Kent. The movie will focus on Superman’s attempt to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing, offering a fresh perspective instead of repeating previous adaptations of the character.
The movie, titled Superman: Legacy, is set to release in theaters on July 11, 2025.