Renowned filmmaker James Gunn, known for his work on movies like Guardians of the Galaxy, is gearing up for his upcoming project, Superman: Legacy. However, he recently revealed that he won’t be using a specific technology in this DCU reboot.
The technology in question is called “The Volume,” a large LED video wall that offers an immersive experience, often used for virtual production. While it allows filmmakers to create realistic backgrounds in real-time, Gunn expressed his reluctance to use it for Superman: Legacy. The director mentioned that the sets for this movie are too large, and his cameras move too much, making it an impractical choice.
Although The Volume has been a game-changer in the film industry, Gunn’s decision reflects a preference for more traditional filmmaking techniques. He highlighted that while the technology has been used effectively in some films like The Batman, it might not suit the specific needs of his Superman project.
Superman: Legacy unfolds the story of Superman, portrayed by David Corenswet, as he navigates the challenges of reconciling his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing in Smallville, Kansas. The film explores the Man of Steel’s embodiment of truth, justice, and the American way, emphasizing his reliance on human kindness in a world that often overlooks such values.
Rachel Brosnahan is set to play the iconic role of Lois Lane, while the cast includes Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, and more. The movie is expected to introduce Brainiac as the primary antagonist.
While Gunn has not confirmed whether Superman: Legacy will utilize on-location shooting or The Volume technology, he assured fans that set photos and an official suit reveal will be shared in due course. With production slated to begin early next year, further casting details are anticipated to be unveiled in the coming weeks.