Venezuelan actress Maria Gabriela de Faria (Deadly Class, Animal Control) is the latest to join James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy over at Warner Bros. She joins David Corenswet as Clark Kent/Superman, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner/Green Lantern, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, and Anthony Carrigan as Rex Mason/Metamorpho. The movie is thought to feature several villains.
She will play Angela Spica aka The Engineer, she’s a member of The Authority. Her character was first introduced in 1999 by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch.
The Authority, initially penned by Ellis, was a comic designed to subvert superhero conventions, It consists of a lineup that parallelled many of the standard superheroes and their tropes from both Marvel and DC alike. Unlike the characters of, say, Watchmen, The Authority does actually have humanity’s best interests at heart; they genuinely want to save the day. They just don’t care who gets hurt along the way. It is this that many speculate will bring them into conflict with Superman in the new DCU.
The Engineer has powers that stem from nanotechnology built into her body. She is the first casting for this movie announced after the end of the strike, so expect more news soon and quite a lot of it. This is the first member of The Authority to be cast.
We know that Superman: Legacy will not be an origin story. Instead, it starts with Clark Kent already in Metropolis and starting his journalistic career at the Daily Planet. Alongside getting to grips with a new job and his growing attraction to a co-worker, he will struggle to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.
The film is still on track to begin shooting in March for a July 11th, 2025 release, having emerged from the strike period relatively unscathed.
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