‘Superman: Legacy’ Casts ‘Barry’ Actor Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho

After finding his Clark Kent and Lois Lane, James Gunn is moving furiously to populate his Metropolis with a bevy of other DC heroes for Superman: Legacy.


Anthony Carrigan, fresh off an Emmy nomination for his standout work in HBO’s Barry, has been cast as classic DC character Metamorpho, aka archeologist-turned-hero Rex Mason. He joins the feature that will formally launch DC’s new universe under filmmaker Gunn and his DC Studios co-boss Peter Safran.



Also on the call sheet are Isabela Merced, playing Hawkgirl; Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific; and Gunn stalwart Nathan Fillion as macho Green Lantern Guy Gardner.


Gunn made some of his choices some time ago but was waiting to pull the trigger on deals or reveals until after he found his Kent and Lane. Screen tests for those roles were held only a few weeks ago, with David Corenswet (Pearl) and Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) being announced as nabbing the leads on June 27. Legacy has a release date of July 11, 2025.


Metamorpho, created by Bob Haney and Ramona Fradon in 1965, can transmute elements in his body into various forms, taking those properties on as powers. After first being an archeologist, his abilities set him on the path of heroism. He later became a detective and a founding member of the supergroup known as the Outsiders.


via The Hollywood Reporter



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