Earlier than we discovered that David Corenswet can be enjoying Superman in DC films for the following a number of years, varied shops resembling ourselves reported that James Gunn’s Superman film was going to deal with a youthful model of the character. It was an vital factor to notice on the time since Henry Cavill’s Superman through the DCEU was a man in his early 30s (if that), so listening to that Gunn and WB might skew youthful again then made sense.
However in line with Gunn over on Threads, he didn’t conceive Superman: Legacy with the intent of specializing in a younger model of Clark Kent. In response to a fan query about if his “younger Superman” film can be set up to now, the director/author responded by stating that he was “by no means making a ‘younger Superman’ film, only a Superman film.” A part of the confusion about if this film would represent as a Younger Superman flick is that late last year, Gunn mentioned his movie would “deal with an earlier a part of Superman’s life,” therefore why he didn’t simply convey Cavill alongside for the experience after Black Adam had already teed up his return.
Like different comedian e book characters throughout the Large Two, Superman’s age is a kind of belongings you’re probably not meant to consider till the story calls for you achieve this, like when he has a child or his hair begins graying. That’s the MO for his varied media appearances over the many years, too: the DCAU by no means actually had a tough age on him, for instance, whereas Younger Justice (a present the place all characters visibly age) has him at 43 years old by the point of its fourth and closing season. And in Smallville and the outdated Legion of Superheroes cartoon, he’s an adolescent who progressively ages up as his powers pull double responsibility as a puberty metaphor and likewise present him rising into his heroic identification. And the at present airing My Adventures with Superman sequence places him within the imprecise age vary of being a “20-something,” however you may fairly assume he’s nonetheless in his very early 20s.
Whereas Superman: Legacy might not have a “younger” model of the character in the way in which we usually assume, it might be that he’ll nonetheless really feel like a little bit of a child when he’s rubbing shoulders with other heroes for the primary time in his life. We’ll discover out extra when the film (probably) releases on July 11, 2025.
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