According to a new report, James Gunn delivered the first draft of his Superman: Legacy script last week, beating the deadline set by the Writers Guild of America.
The Wrap is reporting that Gunn delivered his draft last week, meaning that pre-production work can continue on the film. Gunn announced that the earliest stages had begun in mid-April. Currently, he is wrapping up promotional duties for his final Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, while beginning the casting process for this Superman film.
Currently, it is believed that Gunn is looking to begin production on Superman: Legacy in the first quarter of 2024.
The Writers Guild of America called for a strike beginning at 12:01am Pacific on May 2nd as negotiations broke down with producers. Once the strike is declared, all work must stop on TV series and movies written by members of the guild until such time as a deal can be reached. While the last strike in 2008 lasted for 14 weeks, some industry analysts are saying this one may last much longer, with some even pointing to a possibility of December before an agreement could be reached.
Superman: Legacy is due to hit theaters on July 11, 2025.
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