James Gunn’s ‘Superman: Legacy’ Will Feature ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Stars

For the last few months, James Gunn has been straddling the divide between the two most powerful forces in superhero movies: Marvel Studios and the newly-formed DC Studios. But with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Gunn’s time with Marvel is finished, and he can get fully into developing his Superman movie, Superman: Legacy, which he’ll write and direct.

There are a few things that Gunn is known for: irreverent sense of humor, eclectic soundtracks, and working with the same people over and over again. So it’s no shock to learn, from Gunn himself, that someone from his Guardians of the Galaxy cast, will be making the jump to DC.

During one of his Twitter Q&As, Gunn was asked if any of the Guardians of the Galaxy cast will be in Superman: Legacy. Gunn responded with a simple “Yes.”  Now, we don’t know if that means one person or a few, but at least we know there will be some familiar faces when Gunn reemerges to tell the Kryptonian’s story.

So who are the likely suspects? Well, Dave Bautista has made it no secret that he will follow Gunn anywhere. He was one of the director’s biggest supporters when Marvel temporarily fired him a few years ago. Another is Mantis actress Pom Klementieff, who actually revealed recently that she and Gunn have already discussed it…

“I’m not gonna tell you guys, but we’ve had conversations and we’re like making plans already. But, nothing is confirmed yet,” said Klementieff to Variety. “There would be one specific character [I’d like to play], but I can’t tell you now.”

Of course, it also could just be his bro, Sean Gunn, or Michael Rooker, or Nathan Fillion, folks who are part of just about everything Gunn does.

One thing Gunn wanted to make clear, though, is that Star-Lord himself, Chris Pratt, will not be playing the Man of Steel.

“It’s not Chris Pratt. If he were a few years younger maybe”, Gunn said.

Superman: Legacy is expected to arrive in 2025.

Travis Hopson
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