LEGACY Adds María Gabriela de Faría As THE AUTHORITY’s Engineer

You can tell the SAG-AFTRA strike is over because casting news is once again hitting the trades.

According to Deadline, James Gunn is back at work putting together his Superman: Legacy cast, with Venezuelan actress María Gabriela de Faría (Animal Control) set to play Angela Spica/The Engineer.

In the comics, Angie Spica is the second Engineer, and a member of the Authority. She has a liquid body due to nanites in her bloodstream, and with this metal blood, she can create solid objects. The character was created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, and first appeared in The Authority #1 in 1999. 

The trade refers to her as a villain but we’re not sure if that means she’ll be an antagonist in Gunn’s reboot.

There were rumours early on that Superman: Legacy would feature The Authority, though we later heard that was a misdirect to distract from the fact members of the Justice League will appear. Apparently not! It’s unclear whether any other characters from the Wildstorm team are going to show up, though Matthew Vaughn remains a frontrunner to helm The Authority movie and has confirmed he’s met with DC Studios.

De Faría is a rising star who recently appeared in The Exorcism of God. She’s also starred in The Moodys and Deadly Class, a well-received Image Comics adaptation executive produced by the Russo Brothers.

Superman: Legacy tells the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.

David Corenswet is playing the Man of Steel, while Rachel Brosnahan has been tapped to star as Lois Lane. other recent casting additions include Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner, and Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho.

Skyler Gisondo is rumoured to be playing Jimmy Olsen and we recently learned Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Kurt Russell may be in the running for Jor-El.

Superman: Legacy is currently set to be released in theaters on July 11. 2025.