María Gabriela De Faría Joins Superman: Legacy as The Engineer
• María Gabriela De Faría has been cast as The Engineer in James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy.
• De Faría will portray Angela Spica, a member of the Authority who can transform her body into weapons.
• The film stars David Corenswet as Superman and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane.
• Other cast members include Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern), Edi Gathegi (Mister Terrific), Isabela Merced (Hawkgirl), and Anthony Carrigan (Metamorpho).
• Production for Superman: Legacy began in April 2023, targeting a PG-13 rating.
• Henry Cavill will not reprise his role as Superman following changes made at DC by Gunn and co-CEO Peter Safran.
In a thrilling casting announcement, Super.DC Studios has revealed that María Gabriela De Faría, known for her roles in Animal Control and The Moodys, will be taking on the role of The Engineer in James Gunn’s highly anticipated film, Superman: Legacy.
As Deadline reports, De Faría will portray Angela Spica, also known as The Engineer, a member of the Authority with the incredible ability to transform her liquid machinery body into various weapons.
Gunn expressed his enthusiasm for De Faría’s addition to the DC Universe, debunking that The Engineer is a villain. He described her as a talented actor with a great sense of humor on and off the screen.
Superman: Legacy stars David Corenswet as the iconic Man of Steel, with Rachel Brosnahan playing the role of Lois Lane. The casting choices made by Gunn have garnered positive reactions from fans, who have expressed their excitement for the film’s release.
Joining the talented cast are Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, and Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho. Gunn has confirmed that these actors will also appear in other DC Universe projects.
Set to premiere on July 11, 2025, Superman: Legacy will delve into the story of Superman as he navigates the complexities of his Kryptonian and Kansan heritage. This highly anticipated film is the first installment of Chapter 1 in the new DC Universe, titled Gods and Monsters. Gunn ensures that while it is not an origin story, it will not be a youthful interpretation of Superman either.
Initially, there was confusion surrounding Henry Cavill’s involvement in the film. However, it was later clarified that he would not be reprising his role as Superman. This decision came following the changes made by Gunn and co-CEO Peter Safran at DC.
Gunn, known for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy, is writing and directing Superman: Legacy. He assures fans that while it may have a different vibe, it will deliver an enthralling superhero experience. Pre-production began in April 2023, and while specific details are still under wraps, Gunn has expressed his openness to making the film more mature while targeting a PG-13 rating.