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12th Jul 2023

Three more huge superheroes have been cast in the new Superman movie

Stephen Porzio


They will be joining the previously announced Clark Kent and Lois Lane.

Writer-director James Gunn is filling out the cast of his upcoming blockbuster Superman: Legacy, a reboot of the classic DC superhero.

Last month, David Corenswet (Hollywood, Pearl) was revealed to be the new Clark Kent/Superman while Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards, The Marvellous Mrs Maisel) was announced as the new Lois Lane.

And now Gunn – best known for helming the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy – has confirmed the casting of Edi Gathegi, Isabela Merced and Nathan Fillion in his upcoming blockbuster, with each of the three actors to portray a popular superhero character.

Gathegi will play Mister Terrific, Isabela Merced will play Hawkgirl and Fillion will play the Guy Gardner iteration of the Green Lantern.

Fillion is a regular collaborator of Gunn’s having appeared in his movies Slither, Super, The Suicide Squad and this year’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The actor is also known for starring in the TV shows Castle and Firefly.


Nathan Fillion

Rising star Merced is best-known for playing Dora the Explorer in the hit movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold, as well as for her supporting part in Sicario: Day of the Soldado – which recently had its fifth year anniversary.

She is also set to appear in next year’s untitled Alien movie and the upcoming Sony superhero flick Madame Web.


Isabela Merced

Gathegi, meanwhile, has had supporting roles in the blockbusters Twilight, its sequel New Moon and X-Men: First Class. He was also one of the stars of the crime drama series StartUp.


Edi Gathegi

Superman: Legacy will be the first project to be written and directed by Gunn since he was appointed co-chairman and co-CEO of DC Studios last year.

Exact plot details for Superman: Legacy are being kept under wraps but Gunn’s co-DC Studios chairman and CEO Peter Safran previously said the following about the superhero movie:

“This is really the start of the DCU. It’s not an origins story, it focuses on Superman’s balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing.

“He’s the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, he’s kindness in a world that thinks of kindness as old fashioned.”

Superman: Legacy is set to fly into cinemas on 11 July 2025.

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