Superman: Legacy has been on a hot streak of announcing already established superheroes for the first DC Universe film. The latest of these castings reveals that Barry star Anthony Carrigan will be playing Metamorpho.
Yesterday it was revealed that James Gunn had cast Nathan Fillion as the Green Lantern Guy Gardner, along with castings for Hawkgirl and Mr. Terrific, in the upcoming Superman: Legacy film for the new DC Universe. Now a new hero breaks onto the scene thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, revealing that Barry star Anthony Carrigan will be playing Rex Mason, a.k.a. Metamorpho.
While Anthony Carrigan is best known for his role as NoHo Hank on Barry, he’s no stranger to the DC Universe. Carrigan has portrayed both Kyle Nimbus, a.k.a. The Mist on The Flash on the CW, as well as Victor Zsasz on Gotham. Superman: Legacy now marks his third appearance in a DC Universe property as Metamorpho, a man with the ability to transmute his body into any element on the periodic table. It’s currently unclear how large of a role James Gunn has planned for Carrigan in the film.
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.
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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