Venezuelan Actress María Gabriela De Faría Cast As The Authority’s Engineer In ‘Superman: Legacy’

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The latest Superman: Legacy casting has officially been revealed, and it confirms a suspicion everyone has about the film. It’s often been rumored in the past year that a group of anti-heroes, or some of its members, would make their debut in the DCU through this reboot of the Man of Steel. Then they would spin off into their own movie.

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That group is The Authority and Deadline verifies that one of them is in Legacy and could serve as a threat. The trade reports María Gabriela De Faría will play The Engineer. Real name Angela Spica and introduced in The Authority vol.1 #1 (1999), her powers are rooted in nanotech implants and she is the second person to go by her nom-de-guerre. 

Lex Luthor is long-speculated to be the main villain yet again — with a shortlist of top names mooted for the next portrayal. However, it has also been alleged routinely that Superman: Legacy will be an interpretation to some degree of either Superman & The Authority or Superman vs. The Elite, using the former as a substitute for Manchester Black’s merry band of misfits.

The Authority Vol. 1 Issue #1 “The Circle: Part One” (1999), DC Comics. Words by Warren Ellis. Art by Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary, and Laura Martin.

Legacy may tap into Spica’s origins and make her the center of The Authority in the DCU, but she is unlikely to be the only Authority figure to show up in a bloated cast that already includes — and counting — Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner, and Edi Cathegi as Mr. Terrific.

De Faría isn’t a household name but she is far from verdant when it comes to Hollywood and the superhero genre. She was introduced to American audiences in SyFy’s adaptation of the Image comic Deadly Class produced by the Russo Brothers. After finding roles in comedies The Moodys and Animal Control, she starred in the Lionsgate horror The Exorcism of God.

The Authority Vol. 1 Issue #2 “The Circle: Part Two” (1999), DC Comics. Words by Warren Ellis. Art by Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary, and Laura Martin.

That film was given a release through Saban Films — as in Power Rangers creator Haim Saban — after a debut at Fantastic Fest. De Faría documented how she celebrated her step up in show business on Instagram. She went to Party City and got festive with her friends, family, and a cape.

Superman: Legacy goes into production next year and is keeping its July 2025 release date despite the repercussions of the strikes that swept Hollywood.

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