The DC Universe is officially earning its wings. Superman: Legacy director James Gunn recently took to his official Instagram page to showcase a concept design inspired by the DC Universe movie, featuring Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl.
Fans were shocked when it was announced that Isabela Merced, best known for her role as Dora the Explorer in Dora and the Lost City of Gold, would be playing Hawkgirl in the upcoming DC Studios film Superman: Legacy. However, DCU fans have slowly grown on the casting, with James Gunn sharing new fan art cementing her role as Kendra Saunders in the new DC Universe.
This piece of Superman: Legacy fan art was created by Davi Alves, who also made another post recently shared by James Gunn, showing Edi Gathegi as Mr. Terrific. While it’s not likely that this is the exact design DC Studios will use for Isabela Merced’s Hawkgirl, it does give insight into Gunn’s tastes. Notably, this version of Kendra Saunders has real wings, potentially hinting at an appearance of Thanagar in the DC Universe.
Superman’s DC Universe Future
Superman: Legacy is a much-anticipated project, given that Clark Kent has been an integral part of the DC Universe for over 80 years, with various iterations and adaptations across different media. The movie promises to explore the character’s origins and his struggles to balance his dual identities as Clark Kent and Superman while fighting off villains and saving the world.
David Corenswet stars in Superman: Legacy as Clark Kent alongside Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane. The cast also includes heroes from across the DC Universe such as Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mr. Terrific, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, and Nathan Fillion as the Green Lantern Guy Gardner.
James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room, and a unified storyline across film, television, animation, and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.
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