Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Superman: Legacy

I am so looking forward to the new Superman movie in 2025. Superman: Legacy is set to release on July 11th, 2025. My 60th birthday is on the 17th. I know what I want to do for my big Six-Oh. I don't think I can communicate just how excited I am to watch this film. The last movie we saw in the theater was Ghostbusters: Afterlife in 2021. So, yeah. We don't go to the movies that often.

It's cool. If we want to watch a movie, we stream it and watch it on our huge projection screen at home. Most of the movies that we have watched in the past several years have been viewed this way, but I don't want to wait for Superman. This actually surprises me. I haven't been the biggest fan of many of the latest DC movies. I don't want to rain on anyone's parade. If you love the DCU, I think that's great.

I have liked a few offerings. I liked Wonder Woman (the 1st one, not 1984). I loved both Shazam! movies (the 1st one more than the second), and our family loved the James Gunn Suicide Squad movie. I also really liked the Peacemaker series on MAX. So there's been good stuff that I have enjoyed, but I think if I look at all the movies from DC since Man of Steel in 2013, there's been more miss than hit, for me.

However, this latest film under the guidance and direction of James Gunn, just has so much promise. I feel like Gunn understands comics and how to bring the joy of comics alive in film. Suicide Squad had Starro! for goodness sake! And the first still that I saw with David Corenswet in the costume, revealed the return of Superman's red panties. Yay! (They're iconic, and always a part of my vision of Superman.) 

My first Superman was George Reeves and then it was Christopher Reeve. They wore the Superman costume that I find most recognizable from the comics. It's just nice to see this new movie returning to that. The iconic "S" chest insignia is different, but you can't win them all. 

Why does the costume matter so much? It speaks to the "flavor" - the spirit - behind the movie's focus. This one looks to be returning Superman to his roots, and I am giddy with Super geek joy! Plus, Mr. Terrific! Awesome!


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