Anthony Carrigan Joins ‘Superman: Legacy’ as DC Hero Metamorpho

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By Iron Man

James Gunn’s highly anticipated Superman movie, titled ‘Superman: Legacy,’ continues to assemble an impressive cast. The latest addition is Anthony Carrigan, known for his outstanding performance in HBO’s hit series ‘Barry,’ where he received an Emmy nomination.

Carrigan will be portraying the classic DC character Metamorpho, also known as Rex Mason, a former archeologist turned hero. This casting announcement further solidifies the ambitious plans for DC’s new universe under the direction of James Gunn and DC Studios co-boss Peter Safran.

Building an Impressive Roster

‘Superman: Legacy’ boasts an exciting ensemble cast that includes Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern Guy Gardner, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, and Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, a role Gunn has entrusted to his longtime collaborator. The announcement of these castings generated considerable excitement among fans eagerly anticipating the film’s release.

Navigating Potential Challenges

The casting decisions for ‘Superman: Legacy’ have been made amidst the looming possibility of a SAG-AFTRA strike. If a strike were to occur, it could disrupt negotiations between representatives and studios. Despite the uncertainty, Gunn has forged ahead with his casting choices while remaining committed to his vision for the film.

Strategic Casting Decisions

Anthony Carrigan Joins 'Superman: Legacy' as DC Hero Metamorpho

James Gunn had already made some casting decisions but opted to withhold announcements until after finding the actors to portray Clark Kent and Lois Lane. Screen tests were conducted a few weeks ago, and on June 27, David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan were unveiled as the talented duo set to bring the iconic characters to life.

A World Filled with Heroes

‘Superman: Legacy’ is set to release on July 11, 2025, with filming scheduled to commence early next year. Gunn, who both directs and wrote the script, has crafted a world brimming with superpowered heroes even before Superman’s arrival. This unique approach promises an intriguing narrative that explores the dynamics of a superhero-filled society.

Metamorpho: A Fascinating Character

Anthony Carrigan Joins 'Superman: Legacy' as DC Hero Metamorpho

Metamorpho, created by Bob Haney and Ramona Fradon in 1965, is a character with an intriguing backstory. Originally an archeologist, Rex Mason gains the ability to transmute elements within his body, granting him a range of powers. Metamorpho’s transformation into a hero and later his involvement as a detective and founding member of the Outsiders adds depth and complexity to his character. Gunn’s penchant for offbeat and distinctive personalities makes Metamorpho an ideal choice to join the already diverse lineup of heroes.

Stellar Career of Anthony Carrigan

Anthony Carrigan’s portrayal of NoHo Hank in HBO’s acclaimed series ‘Barry’ garnered him immense praise and a dedicated fan following. The dark comedy earned over 50 Emmy nominations throughout its four seasons, with Carrigan himself receiving three Emmy nominations and four SAG Award nominations for his exceptional supporting performance. Carrigan has also made notable appearances in films such as ‘Fatherhood’ alongside Kevin Hart and ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ alongside Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. His upcoming project, Winter’s murder-mystery film ‘The Adults,’ features a star-studded cast including Evan Rachel Wood and Josh Gad.

Exciting Times Ahead

Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho

With Anthony Carrigan joining the cast of ‘Superman: Legacy‘ as Metamorpho, the anticipation for James Gunn’s superhero extravaganza continues to grow. As the film approaches production, fans eagerly await further updates and details about this ambitious venture. The combination of Gunn’s visionary storytelling and the talent of the assembled cast promises a thrilling addition to the DC cinematic universe.