Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

Nathan Fillion, Isabela Merced, and Edi Gathegi join cast of James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy as Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, and Mister Terrific.

Superman Legacy, Nathan Fillion, Isabela Merced, Edi Gathegi

According to Vanity Fair, Nathan Fillion (The Rookie), Isabela Merced (Dora and the Lost City of Gold), and Edi Gathegi (X-Men: First Class) have signed on to appear in James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy.

Nathan Fillion is set to play Guy Gardner, a charismatic and slightly obnoxious member of the Green Lantern Corps, with Isabela Merced playing Hawkgirl and Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific. 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. With members of The Authority also said to be making their first appearance in Superman: Legacy, the film is shaping up to be rather packed with heroes.

Nathan Fillion has worked with James Gunn on many occasions, so it’s no surprise that he’s brought the actor over to join his new DC Universe with Superman: Legacy. The James Gunn projects in which Nathan Fillion has appeared include Slither, Super, The Suicide Squad, and more, as well as the recent Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn confirmed the news himself on Twitter.

The first chapter of the new DC Universe will include movies and TV projects, with the same actors expected to play the roles regardless of the medium. One of those TV projects includes Lanterns, which will feature John Stewart and Hal Jordan as they uncover a dark mystery. It’s not hard to imagine Guy Gardner putting in an appearance in that series.

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.

What are your thoughts on Nathan Fillion, Isabela Merced, and Edi Gathegi joining the cast of Superman: Legacy?

By Dave Jenks

Dave Jenks is an American novelist and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and over the road truck driver, among many other things. He now lives on a sea island, in the South Carolina Lowcountry, with his wife and youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, five grand children, three dogs and a whole flock of parakeets. Stinnett grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico. His next dream is to one day visit and dive Cuba.