Access to Superman
Years ago, Gunn was offered the opportunity to direct a “Superman” film. At the time, he turned it down because he didn’t have access to a story centered around the character that “felt unique, fun and emotional and showed Superman the dignity he deserved.”
A little less than a year ago he found this approach for himself and sat down to the screenplay. Despite constant requests from others, including Safran, he was reluctant to take on the director’s role. But he loves the script and is now excited to tackle the whole thing.