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Superman: Legacy Chooses Its Hawkgirl and Mister Terrific—and a Green Lantern

James Gunn's DC Studios film, due out in 2025, adds Isabela Merced, Edi Gathegi, and Nathan Fillion to its growing cast.

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Nathan Fillion on the red carpet
Nathan Fillion attends the Warner Bros. premiere of The Suicide Squad on August 02, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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With his Clark Kent and Lois Lane newly chosen, James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy is starting to fill in supporting roles in what will presumably be a formidable ensemble cast. We now know Isabela Merced (Dora and the Lost City of Gold) will be Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi (X-Men: First Class) is Mister Terrific, and Nathan Fillion (you know him) is a Green Lantern.

This news comes courtesy of a Vanity Fair exclusive, which is careful to note that Fillion will specifically be playing Guy Gardner, a character “distinct from [Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and John Stewart] for being somewhat less than heroic when he wears the matter-manifesting ring that gives the Green Lantern his powers.”


Gunn fans will recall that Fillion starred in horror comedy Slither, Gunn’s directorial debut; he also appeared in the recent Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and (very briefly) in The Suicide Squad.

What do you think of this casting for Superman: Legacy, and are you excited to learn more about the characters joining the movie? We have a lot of time to speculate, since it doesn’t begin filming until next year and is due out July 11, 2025.


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