Many fans will likely greet the news that yet another famed DC character may possibly appear in “Superman: Legacy” with open arms. But it’s also beginning to look like the lynchpin for James Gunn and Peter Safran’s cinematic universe may be a bit overstuffed at this point.
As many fans will recall, the film is already purported to introduce Hawkgirl (Isabela Merced), Mr. Terrific (Edi Gathegi), Green Lantern Guy Gardner (Nathan Fillion), and Metamorpho (Anthony Carrigan), on top of more pivotal characters like Clark Kent (David Corenswet) and Lois Lane (Rachel Brosnahan). As a result, “Superman: Legacy” does run the risk of simply having too much going on for the first major piece of the DCU.
Of course, it’s possible that some of these characters could first appear in their animated forms in “Creature Commandos,” easing the way somewhat for the pile of exposition that might otherwise need to accompany their first live-action appearances in the DCU. Either way, fans will have to wait and see if the news about Supergirl appearing in “Superman: Legacy” in advance of “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow” does indeed check out.