Feb 21, 2024 - News

"Superman: Legacy" to film in Cleveland

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One of the biggest films of the next few years is coming to Cleveland.

Driving the news: It's been reported that "Superman: Legacy," scheduled for release in July 2025, will film some of its scenes in Cleveland and Cincinnati.

Why it matters: Clevelanders Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman in the 1930s.

Details: "Superman: Legacy," directed by James Gunn ("Guardians of the Galaxy," "Suicide Squad"), will be at the center of a revamped DC Extended Universe.

  • The film's plot focuses on Superman, a cub reporter in Metropolis, as he "embarks on a journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent."
  • Film stars include David Corenswet as Superman, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane and Nicholas Hoult as villain Lex Luthor.

The intrigue: The news of the movie filming in Ohio came via a Feb. 14 press release by the Ohio Department of Development listing $44 million in tax credits for TV series and films across the state.

  • Among those listed was $11 million for a movie titled "Genesis," which has been the rumored working title for "Superman: Legacy."
  • Cleveland.com's Joey Morona confirmed with a source knowledgeable of the production that "Genesis" is indeed "Superman: Legacy."

What's next: "Legacy" is scheduled to commence filming in Atlanta next month and will likely move to Ohio this summer.

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