Superman: Legacy Adds The Authority’s The Engineer

With the strike over, James Gunn continues with his DCU announcements.

With the strike over, James Gunn continues with his DCU announcements.

Superman: Legacy Adds The Authority's The Engineer

Confirming rumors and speculation, James Gunn has added a member of The Authority to his Superman: Legacy movie, which already features a host of superheroes.

María Gabriela de Faría is announced to be playing Angela Spica, aka The Engineer, described as a breakout part for the actress by Deadline and a villain. She is a Venezuelan actress known for Túkiti, crecí de una, Grachi, La Virgen de la Calle, Yo Soy Franky, Vikki RPM, the Russos Deadly Class, The Moodys, and The Exorcism of God.

Gunn confirmed the casting on social media, “‘Villain’ is such a disparaging term! Welcome to the DCU @thefaria, who is not only a wonderful actor, but she laughs in person even more than she does in her IG photos! #theengineer #supermanlegacy #dcstudios.”

Gunn also has plans for a DCU movie surrounding The Authority described as featuring WildStorm characters joining the DCU as members of The Authority who take matters into their own hands to do what they believe is right.

Superman: Legacy has a July 11, 2025 release date with Gunn writing and directing. David Corenswet is playing the new Man of Steel, with Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane. Isabela Merced is playing Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi is playing Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion plays Green Lantern Guy Gardner, and a search is also said to be underway for Lex Luthor and possibly Brainiac.

Gunn also recently announced the writer of the Supergirl movie.

Via María Gabriela de Faría Instagram:

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Who is The Engineer in The Authority?

In the comics, Angela Spica, was created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch and first appeared in The Authority vol.1 #1 in 1999 and her first appearance as part of the DC universe was in Stormwatch #1 in 2011.

Angela Spica is a brilliant scientist who, after a near-fatal incident, merges her body with bleeding-edge technology, becoming a living nanotechnological powerhouse. Her nanites grant her immense control over machinery and allow her to reshape her physical form at will.

As the Engineer, she uses her skills and technological prowess to aid The Authority in protecting the world from various threats, often pushing the boundaries of what is possible with her advanced tech abilities.

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