Barry’s Anthony Carrigan joins the cast of James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy as Metamorpho, a hero who can transmute his body into various forms.
James Gunn seems to be packing Superman: Legacy full of heroes. THR reports that Anthony Carrigan, best known for his exemplary work on HBO’s Barry, has joined the cast of Superman: Legacy as Metamorpho, a hero who can “transmute elements in his body into various forms, taking those properties on as powers.“
Metamorpho was created by Bob Haney and Ramona Fradon in 1965. Also known as Rex Mason, the character was originally an archeologist, but later became a detective and a founding member of The Outsiders after gaining his abilities. The eclectic look of the character and his unique powers are exactly the type that James Gunn loves to work with. Playing Metamorpho in Superman: Legacy will be the biggest movie Anthony Carrigan has taken on, but it’s not like the actor is unknown. His work on the final season of Barry recently scored him an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
It was recently announced that Nathan Fillion (The Rookie) had joined the cast to play Guy Gardner, a charismatic and slightly obnoxious member of the Green Lantern Corps, with Isabela Merced (Dora and the Lost City of Gold) and Edi Gathegi (X-Men: First Class) signing on to play Hawkgirl and Mister Terrific, respectively. The leading roles of the movie were filled just two weeks ago, with David Corenswet (Pearl) set to play Clark Kent and Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Ms. Maisel) stepping into the shoes of Lois Lane. As for why these casting announcements are coming fast and furious, THR’s report notes that a SAG-AFTRA strike could begin as early as midnight, which means that any negotiations would come to a halt.
James Gunn will write and direct Superman: Legacy, and he has promised that the tone of the movie will be different from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Co-chair of DC Studios Peter Safran has also teased that Superman: Legacy will not be an origin story and will focus on “Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. Superman represents truth, justice and the American way. He is kindness in a world that thinks of kindness as old fashioned.” Superman: Legacy will hit theaters on July 11, 2025.
Will Anthony Carrigan make a good Metamorpho in James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy?