James Gunn shares first image of Superman’s new suit and it’s as bold and straightforward as the movie’s new title

Superman's new suit
(Image credit: James Gunn/Instagram)

James Gunn has celebrated Superman’s birthday in fine style. First, the director unveiled the first sneak peek of David Corenswet’s new suit before revealing that the Superman: Legacy title is no more.

"Overjoyed to be announcing the start of principal photography on SUPERMAN today, February 29, which just so happens to be – coincidentally and unplanned – Superman’s birthday," Gunn, who is directing and writing the new Superman film, said on Instagram. 

"When I finished the first draft of the script, I called the film Superman: Legacy.  By the time I locked the final draft, it was clear the title was SUPERMAN. Making our way to you July 2025."

As you can see above, the smallest glimpse of Superman’s suit reveals a prominent red ‘S’ with a yellow background. So far, so very Superman – but the fabric and the yellow outline are the big differences from previous on-screen iterations of the iconic suit. It's also sprinkled in snow, presumably from Superman's iconic wintry base Fortress of Solitude.

The other big change, as Gunn notes, is that Superman: Legacy has been changed to simply ‘Superman’. 

Filming is now underway on Superman, which is set for release on July 11, 2025 and stars David Corenswet as Superman/Clark Kent, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, and a (bald) Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor. The cast also features Isabela Merced, Edi Gathegi, Nathan Fillion, and Anthony Carrigan.

Superman will form part of DCU Chapter One, a collection of five shows and five movies that make up the beginning of DC Studios’ new cinematic universe. For more, check our complete guide to DCU Chapter One: Gods and Monsters.

Bradley Russell

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