Anthony Carrigan Cast as Metamorpho in James Gunn’s DC Universe Launch Film

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By Black Widow

Fresh off his Emmy nomination for his outstanding performance in HBO’s hit series “Barry,” Anthony Carrigan has been cast in the upcoming DC film as Metamorpho by filmmaker James Gunn. The project aims to formally launch DC’s new cinematic universe under the guidance of Gunn and DC Studios co-boss Peter Safran.

Diverse Cast Revealed

Joining Carrigan on the call sheet are Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, and Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern Guy Gardner. Gunn’s casting choices were announced on Tuesday, showcasing a diverse and talented ensemble.

Anthony Carrigan Cast as Metamorpho in James Gunn's DC Universe Launch Film

Deals Negotiated Amidst Potential Actors Strike

With negotiations taking place amidst a looming actors strike, the urgency to finalize agreements between representatives and studios is highlighted. The potential SAG-AFTRA strike, set to commence on July 12, could have halted negotiations, but the casting process proceeded, with deals being made before the deadline.

Carrigan’s Personal Connection to Metamorpho

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Carrigan revealed that the role of Metamorpho held personal significance for him as a member of the alopecia community. Carrigan, who has alopecia himself, related to the character’s struggles with self-image and found inspiration in Metamorpho’s journey. He expressed excitement about bringing his own experiences to the character, turning his own personal challenges into a source of strength.

Legacy’s Release Date and Filming Schedule

The film, titled “Legacy,” is scheduled for release on July 11, 2025, with shooting expected to commence early next year. James Gunn, the director and screenwriter, has crafted a story set in a world already populated with numerous superpowered heroes at the time of Superman’s arrival.

Anthony Carrigan’s casting as Metamorpho in James Gunn’s DC Universe launch film brings anticipation and excitement for the project, with Carrigan’s personal connection to the character adding depth and authenticity to his portrayal. The diverse ensemble cast and the looming actors strike highlight the challenges faced during the casting process. Set for release in 2025, “Legacy” promises to showcase Gunn’s affinity for unique characters and storytelling while adding a fresh perspective to the DC cinematic universe.