Since everyone and their mom is in Superman: Legacy, why not the new DCU Batman?
A fan questioned James Gunn on Threads why can’t Batman appear in Superman: Legacy and asked can we see Batman in some other production before his film.
Recently saw the news that Supergirl will first appear in Superman: Legacy prior to her solo flick.
Legacy also boasts a huge cast with David Corenswet starring as the new Man of Steel, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern Guy Gardner, Edi Gathegi playing Mister Terrific, María Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer from The Authority, Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen, Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher, with Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, possibly Sean Gunn as Maxwell Lord, again Supergirl, maybe Brainiac, and likely Ma and Pa Kent, Perry White, and more.
So why not Batman?
James Gunn responded and shot the fan’s dreams down.
“Well he can’t appear in Superman: Legacy because he’s not in the script,” Gunn posted on threads.
Brave and the Bold
Fans will have to wait for the new DCU Batman as The Flash director Andy Muschietti is directing Brave and the Bold.
It’s known the film will feature a new actor as Bruce Wayne and Batman as well as his son, Damian Wayne.
The official description offers “The Brave and the Bold – the DCU will introduce its Batman and Robin in this unusual father-son story inspired by Grant Morrison’s comic series.”
In the big press event held last year, Gunn described Damian Wayne as Robin “who is a little son of a bitch.”
“This is the introduction of the DCU Batman,” said Gunn. “Of Bruce Wayne and also introduces our favorite Robin, Damian Wayne, who is a little son of a bitch.”
Gunn continued, “Assassin, murderer who Batman takes on, who is Batman’s actual son that he doesn’t know exists for the first 8-10 years of his life….it’s a strange father and son story about the two of them and based on Grant Morrison’s run of the Batman.”
A fan-favorite to play the new DCU Batman is Jensen Ackles.
Superman: Legacy gets released July 11, 2025.