‘Superman’: Isabela Merced Says Playing Hawkgirl In The DC Universe Is An ‘Honor’

It's a Hawkgirl summer!

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Isabela Merced can’t wait to be Hawkgirl! The Superman actress recently spoke about how excited she is to join the DC Universe.

Despite her recent flop in Madame Web, Isabela Merced is perhaps the actress fans are most excited to see join the DC Universe. Many fans are ecstatic that she will be the next person to take up the mantle of Hawkgirl. When asked about her upcoming role in Superman, Merced admitted that she might be the most excited out of anyone out there.

“I was a DC kid growing up,” Merced told Collider in a recent interview. “We had the action figures, and most of them were so old and used that the paint had come off… But I really adored Hawkgirl. I had Hawkgirl and Hawkman as part of my collection. Well, technically it wasn’t mine. It was my siblings and I’s collection. We had Hot Wheels too. We just had a really fun, enjoyable childhood with those. So, this is a full circle moment.”

In a world where some actors take roles in superhero films just for the check, it’s amazing to see Isabela Merced is just as in love with the character of Hawkgirl as the fans. In fact, it seems every facet of the upcoming Superman film is being made with love. While that should perhaps be the standard for any reboot, it’s more than the DC Universe has gotten up until this point!

Isabela Merced Reveals Her Excitement

It seems Isabela Merced isn’t just excited to be playing Hawkgirl due to her love of the character. Continuing to speak on her role in the DC Universe, the actress reveals that she can’t wait to see how people react when they see her on the street. Specifically, she hopes her Superman casting leads to more accidental compliments!

“I would be honored for people to see me on the street and just be like, ‘Hawkgirl!’ They don’t need to know my name.” She continued. “I’d be honored because, you know what? It also sounds like, ‘Hot girl!,’ and I’m okay with people calling me a hot girl. I’m good. Continue.”

“Same as I was honored by Dora. Because these characters mean so much to other people, I’m just happy that I could potentially hold a special place in their heart. I don’t care what it’s for or what I’ve done. As long as it means something to them, I’m very excited about that.”

Some people may question how superhero projects like the DC Universe can have an impact on people, but only a property as beloved as Superman can turn cat-calling into a good thing! The role of Kendra Saunders truly seems to be a redemption run for Isabela Merced. If the reboot is as good as fans are expecting, next year should be a Hawkgirl summer!

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Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

Anthony has always had a love for stories. An aspiring screenwriter and video editor, he takes pride in connecting fans with the latest heroic news!