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Anthony Carrigan – HBO’s Barry – Cast as Metamorpho in James Gunn’s DC Universe Launch

Anthony Carrigan - HBO's Barry - Cast as Metamorpho in James Gunn's DC Universe Launch

Anthony Carrigan, who recently received an Emmy nomination for his outstanding performance in HBO’s Barry, has been chosen to portray the classic DC character Metamorpho in the upcoming feature film. The project will serve as the official launch of DC’s new universe under the guidance of filmmaker James Gunn and his DC Studios co-boss, Peter Safran.

In Superman: Legacy, Carrigan joins a talented ensemble cast including Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, and Nathan Fillion. The official announcement of these castings was made on Tuesday, further exciting fans about the upcoming film.

On June 27, the casting of David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan as Clark Kent and Louis Lane was announced. There has been a lot of anticipation about the other members of the cast since then. Now, we have a much fuller list.

However, these castings come at a volatile point in time when there could be a potential strike by the Screen Actors’ Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). The negotiation committee of SAG-AFTRA has unanimously recommended a strike on Thursday. This could disrupt all the processes related to production.

Carrigan is quite enthusiastic about the role he has landed. He revealed that he had been aware of the character even before securing the role, saying, “I like comic books, but I’m not a diehard. But when all my hair fell out, I went through the kind of pantheon of all of these bald superheroes and supervillains and made note of all of them. I remember seeing Metamorpho, and I think he had like a giant hammer for a hand, and I was like, that guy’s badass. Noted. We’ll store that one away.”

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Carrigan emphasized the personal significance of portraying a character like Metamorpho, particularly as a member of the alopecia community. He connected with the character’s struggles with self-image, stating, “This character, from what I’ve learned of the source material, he didn’t like the way he looked, and I can really relate to that. When he got his powers, he thought it was a curse. That’s something that I really felt as well. In my case, I turned it around and saw it as a blessing. So I’m excited to bring that to the table with this character.”

Legacy is scheduled for release on July 11, 2025. The shooting is expected to commence early next year. 

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