Superman: Legacy Costume, Symbol Hinted At: Filming Starts Soon

Hawkgirl actress Isabela Merced may have accidently leaked the new "S" symbol.

Hawkgirl actress Isabela Merced may have accidently leaked the new "S" symbol.

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  • Things are heating up for James Gunn’s Superman with potential leaks of the new Man of Steel symbol and David Corenswet’s costume
  • Filming is set to begin next week, with it known filming will take place in Atlanta and Cleveland
  • Fans have noticed that the new symbol resembles the one from Kingdom Come and the 1941 Fleischer Superman cartoon.

Things are starting to fly with James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy as the symbol may have leaked early along with a potential look at David Corenswet’s costume.

It’s also learned that Gunn will start filming as early as next week, said to be sometime between February 26th and March 1st. Filming locations currently known include Atlanta, Georgia and the birthplace of the Man of Steel, Cleveland, Ohio.

Regarding the symbol and the new costume, thanks to Hawkgirl actress Isabela Merced, the Superman: Legacy logo/symbol looks to be adapted from Kingdom Come and possibly the 1941 Fleischer Superman Cartoon. 

Merced participated in the recent table read offering a first look at a bald Nicholas Hoult, and eagle-eyed fans spotted her nameplate featuring what appears to be the new “S’ symbol in black and white.

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DC Comics Kingdom Come

Inspired by previous versions of the Man of Steel

Fans noticed the “S” looks a lot like Superman’s chest symbol from the Kingdom Come comics, and I believe the 1941 Fleischer Superman cartoon is the first to have used black in the symbol.

It’s known Gunn is paying tribute to the Donner movies, so it could very be that Gunn is also paying homage to previous versions of the Man of Steel. Gunn previously described the new suit and offered when it would be released to the public.

Regarding the new costume, fan art might show what David Corenswet’s new costume looks like with that version of the “S” symbol.

I also whipped this up:

david corenswet superman costume mock up
Left: 1941 Superman cartoon / Right: Fan art
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Superman: Legacy gets released July 11, 2025.

The cast includes David Corenswet as Clark Kent and Superman, and Rachel Brosnahan is playing Lois Lane. Isabela Merced is Hawkgirl, Nathan Fillion is Green Lantern Guy Gardner, and Edi Gathegi is playing Mister Terrific. María Gabriela de Faría is playing The Engineer from The Authority described as a “villain,” with Anthony Carrigan cast as Metamorpho. Skyler Gisondo is Jimmy Olsen, and Sara Sampaio is Eve Teschmacher, with Terence Rosemore as Otis. Nicholas Hoult is Lex Luthor. Sean Gunn is also playing Maxwell Lord in the DCU, though it’s not clear at this time if he will be in Superman: Legacy. It’s also rumored Supergirl will be in the film who is being played by Milly Alcock.

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