'Superman: Legacy' Gets 'Barry' Star Anthony Carrigan as DC Hero Metamorpho (Exclusive)

‘Superman: Legacy’ Gets ‘Barry’ Star Anthony Carrigan as DC Hero Metamorpho (Exclusive)

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

Anthony Carrigan, fresh off an Emmy nomination for his outstanding work at HBO berry, was cast as classic DC character Metamorpho, AKA archaeologist turned hero Rex Mason. He joins the film that will formally launch DC’s new universe under the leadership of director Gunn and his DC Studios co-head Peter Safran.

Also on the call sheet are Isabela Merced, who plays Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, and stalwart Gunn Nathan Fillion as macho Green Lantern Guy Gardner. Those castings were announced on Tuesday.

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The deals are finalized in the shadow of a looming actors’ strike. A SAG-AFTRA strike could begin as early as midnight PT on July 12, and if that were to happen, any negotiations between reps and studios would come to a halt like a bullet hitting the Man of Steel’s chest.

Gunn made some of his picks a while back, but he was waiting to pull the trigger on deals or revelations until he found his Kent and Lane. Auditions for those roles took place just a few weeks ago, with David Corenswet (Pearl) and Rachel Brosnahan( The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) announced that it will happen the parties on June 27.

Inheritance has a release date of July 11, 2025, and Gunn still expects to shoot early next year, despite a potential strike slowing down Hollywood. The director is directing and wrote the script, which shows a world that was already filled with a slew of super-powered heroes before Superman arrived.

Metamorpho was created by Bob Haney and Ramona Fradon in 1965 and is a man who can transmute the elements of his body into various forms, taking those properties as powers. Having previously been an archaeologist, his skills set him on the path of heroism. He later became a detective and a founding member of the supergroup known as the Outsiders. The character’s wobbly appearance and abilities seem to align with Gunn’s established love for off-center characters who finds unique ways to highlight and become scene-stealers or emotional cores.

Carrigan played fan favorite NoHo Hank for the entire series berry, HBO’s beloved dark comedy that racked up more than 50 Emmy nominations over its four seasons, the last of which ended in May. Carrigan earned three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series during that time, as well as four SAG Award nominations.

In the cinematic space, the actor appeared alongside Kevin Hart in the 2021 comedy drama Paternity and with Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in 2020 Bill and Ted face the music. We will soon see him in Winter’s crime thriller The adults alongside Evan Rachel Wood and Josh Gad.

Carrigan is represented by CAA, Schlegel Entertainment and Goodman Genow.


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