DC Extended Universe is counting down its last months of existence, as it’s set to officially end this December with its 15th and final movie, ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.’ Even though DCEU has two movies left to be released, the fans are already looking forward to July 2025, when James Gunn’s ‘Superman: Legacy’ will start a new cinematic universe based on DC characters.
‘Superman: Legacy’ is currently in active pre-production, and writer/director James Gunn announced that filming is set to start in January 2024. The ongoing WGA strike has not affected the movie’s development since Gunn turned in the screenplay just before the strike began. It was previously announced that David Corenswet would star as the new Man of Steel, while Rachel Brosnahan will play Lois Lane.
Anthony Carrigan joins ‘Superman: Legacy’ as Metamorpho!
Vanity Fair’s recent report announced that Nathan Fillion joined the movie as Guy Gardner, one of the Green Lanterns, while Isabela Merced and Edi Gathegi joined as Hawkgirl and Mr. Terrific, respectively. Now, according to The Hollywood Repoter‘s latest report, which James Gunn confirmed by retweeting it on Twitter, Anthony Carrigan joined ‘Superman: Legacy,’ and he’s set to play Rex Mason, also known as Metamorpho.
The character Rex Mason was created by Bob Haney and Ramona Fradon. He first debuted in ‘The Brave and the Bold’ #57 in January 1965. The character is depicted as an adventurer hired to retrieve the Orb of Ra, a rare Egyptian artifact. After being exposed to its energy, Rex becomes Metamorpho, the Element Man. His abilities allow him to transform into any element or combination of elements found in the human body. He was a founding member of the Outsiders, as well as a member of the Justice League on multiple occasions.
Anthony Carrigan is best known for the role of NoHo Hank in Barry, for which he was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards. ‘Superman: Legacy’ won’t be the first time he’s playing a DC character since he played a known villain Victor Zsasz in the television series ‘Gotham.’
Written and directed by James Gunn, ‘Superman: Legacy’ is set to be released on July 11, 2025!
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