SUPERMAN: LEGACY Star María Gabriela de Faría Shows Off Impressive Physique Before Playing DCU's Engineer

SUPERMAN: LEGACY Star María Gabriela de Faría Shows Off Impressive Physique Before Playing DCU's Engineer SUPERMAN: LEGACY Star María Gabriela de Faría Shows Off Impressive Physique Before Playing DCU's Engineer

María Gabriela de Faría will play The Authority's Engineer in Superman: Legacy and the actress has shown off her impressive physique in a new workout photo. We also have some DCU updates from James Gunn...

By JoshWilding - Jan 17, 2024 05:01 AM EST
Filed Under: Superman: Legacy

Shortly after the SAG-AFTRA strike concluded, Superman: Legacy director James Gunn added Venezuelan actress María Gabriela de Faría (Animal Control) to the movie's cast as 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. 

There were rumours early on that Superman: Legacy would feature the team, though we later heard that was a misdirect to distract from the fact members of the Justice League will appear. 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.

We know David Corenswet is in Atlanta preparing to play the new Man of Steel but Faría is also hard at work based on a new workout photo she's shared on social media. The actress confirmed this is for Superman: Legacy by revealing she's in "[the] final stretch to start a wild shoot." Production on the DC Studios reboot begins in March.

Over on Threads, Gunn debunked a Letterboxd rumour that Ryan Gosling will appear as the DCU's Batman in Superman: Legacy and later appeared to suggest his movie is inspired by Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

The 1939 classic tells the story of a naive, newly appointed United States senator who fights against government corruption. 

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, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer, Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher, Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen, and Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor. 

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

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lazlodaytona - 1/17/2024, 5:49 AM
So, she's a T-1000?

TheVisionary25 - 1/17/2024, 5:50 AM
I mean good for her but given the character she’s playing and if the design is similar to the comics atleast then it’s just gonna be covered up…

Seems like a waste but if it’s just for her personal health & well-being then more power to her!!.
Origame - 1/17/2024, 5:53 AM
I mean, I really don't wanna speak ill on a woman's body, but this really isn't all that impressive. About all she's got is a six pack, which is just sad that's considered impressive in America (we all have a six pack, it's just covered in fat). Other than that I really don't see what's so impressive.
HammerLegFoot - 1/17/2024, 7:07 AM
@Origame - Show us your six pack without the fat.
Origame - 1/17/2024, 7:11 AM
@HammerLegFoot - yeah I'm not doing that. I just got out of a bulking phase and am currently cutting.

But again, really not that hard. It's a very American perspective that a six pack is hard to get. Just eat less calories than you burn.
lazlodaytona - 1/17/2024, 7:15 AM
@Origame - She physically impresses me!

Origame - 1/17/2024, 7:20 AM
@lazlodaytona - oh, so that's why the school has a picture of you saying "watch out for this guy".
lazlodaytona - 1/17/2024, 7:24 AM
@Origame - I can neither confirm or deny that statement.
Origame - 1/17/2024, 7:46 AM
@lazlodaytona - ?si=h9FP3AZr9wz0g57n
SpiderParker - 1/17/2024, 7:56 AM
@Origame - You just got out of the bulking phase? How long were you in it? 20years?
dragon316 - 1/17/2024, 8:01 AM
@Origame - and good ab workout work your abs so people don’t have 60 crunches so they can feel abs get work out when hit 70 reps , do plank pull lower back muscle
Origame - 1/17/2024, 8:20 AM
@SpiderParker - oh har har.

No, it lasted December and parts of January.
Origame - 1/17/2024, 8:21 AM
@dragon316 - thats actually not fully necessary. Assuming you move around a decent amount odds are your abs are already pretty well developed.

But like any muscle if you wanna build them you should use progressive overload
SpiderParker - 1/17/2024, 9:41 AM
@Origame - "But like any muscle if you wanna build them you should use progressive overload"

Too bad you never did that for your brain.
Origame - 1/17/2024, 9:43 AM
@SpiderParker - says the guy who argued the Netflix shows were never intended to be Canon to the mcu when they were created 🤣
SpiderParker - 1/17/2024, 9:45 AM
@Origame - Funny you said that, go look up the news.
Origame - 1/17/2024, 9:51 AM
@SpiderParker - ...yes. I know that. The mcu is picking and choosing what in the Netflix universe is canon...NOW.

That wasn't the idea when the shows were created. Hence sh!t like specifically talking about how the battle for new York led to the damage to hells kitchen and, by extension, the crime wave we see in the story

SpiderParker - 1/17/2024, 10:07 AM
@Origame - Hey, The Big Bang Theory referenced Marvel. It must be canon! Rick and morty is canon to both DC and Marvel.

And guess what? Space Jam? That makes Harry Potter canon with LOTR. Matrix canon with GOT. What a huge magical but grounded world!
Origame - 1/17/2024, 10:18 AM
@SpiderParker - did big bang theory claim an event from the mcu happened in their actual reality?

Also, space jam? Really? You're really gonna compare a grounded superhero story to a meta Roger rabbit type movie?
SpiderParker - 1/17/2024, 10:35 AM
@Origame - Yes, they claimed that Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider. An event that happened in MCU. ;)
Origame - 1/17/2024, 10:43 AM
@SpiderParker -, they didn't. Outside of a joke like "oh, Sheldon's such a nerd he thinks superheroes are real", they make it clear superheroes are fictional characters like our world.

Besides, Peter Parker being bitten by a spider literally applies to every continuity other than the mcu. We never see that happen, and it's only implied to happen because of course spiderman was bit by a spider.
SpiderParker - 1/17/2024, 11:35 AM
@Origame - Battle of New York also applies to every continuity since there has been a battle in new york in every continuity. ;)
Origame - 1/17/2024, 12:00 PM
@SpiderParker - no it hasn't. Especially since they describe it as "death and destruction raining down from the sky" and that being referred to as the incident that introduced superheroes to the world.

Did that happen in the comics? The 60s spiderman cartoon? The 80s-90s animated universe? Any of the x men, spiderman, iron man, hulk, avengers, or in general marvel cartoons? What about the games continuity?

At this point you're either trolling or an idiot. I still don't know which is more pathetic.
SpiderParker - 1/17/2024, 12:04 PM
@Origame - It happened in Avengers EMH.
Origame - 1/17/2024, 12:13 PM
@SpiderParker - no it didn't. The introduction to superheroes to that world was the fight with graviton. And that was in a shipping yard, not the middle of the city. Hardly something that would result in destroying the new York infrastructure.
Patient2670 - 1/17/2024, 12:58 PM
@Origame - Physical aesthetics are always going to be subjective. Whether you prefer bulking up or getting lean and defined. I think what is impressive (which maybe Josh just stated poorly). Is the commitment to not just reaching peak form, but also the learning how to achieve them and following through- whatever peak form means to them.
Origame - 1/17/2024, 1:04 PM
@Patient2670 - my point though is her achievement really isn't that impressive. Literally all you need is a caloric deficit. You don't even need to work out necessarily.

Impressive physique is different from aesthetic physique. After all, body building is a professional sport with objective winners. You may prefer the body of Chris Evans from captain america over Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime in competition. But there's no denying Schwarzenegger had the more impressive body.
Origame - 1/17/2024, 1:05 PM
@Patient2670 - plus, I'd argue a superhero physique should have an emphasis on muscle definition. And there's none here. Just abs.
SpiderParker - 1/17/2024, 2:17 PM
@Origame - Ah, you failed to understand that death and destruction raining down from the sky is a everyday event in Avengers Comics and TV Series. That doesn't mean jackshit, Jack.
Origame - 1/17/2024, 2:32 PM
@SpiderParker - well you've yet to prove it. You're so desperate 🤣

In Jessica Jones, there's even a scene where a mother is blaming super-powered people for the destruction during that moment of "raining death and destruction from the sky", and Jessica says "well blame the green guy or the flag waver".

Ffs, Kevin feige even said in 2013 the rights to daredevil reverted to marvel from fox, allowing them to use the character in the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE.
SpiderParker - 1/17/2024, 2:56 PM
@Origame - Doctor Strange was referenced in Spider Man, surely that must mean MCU? The green guy and flag waver could also be variant, don't you think so? Kevin also said Inhumans was getting a movie with Vin Diesel set to play the lead, how did that turn out? Don't you get it? At that point, someone from a different studio had higher power over the characters than him? His full power over the characters didn't come until 2019.
Origame - 1/17/2024, 3:08 PM
@SpiderParker - well let's go through this one at a time.

1) that reference was before the mcu was even a thing.

2) that's the explanation they gave later when they decided they didn't want it to be Canon

3) well those plans changed with the TV series. That series had direct ties to agents of shield, with it confirmed to be a spin off. And you're not gonna argue agents of shield, a show that even includes f@#$ing Samuel l Jackson and nick fury and agent coulson (a character that originated in the mcu) wasn't intended to be Canon.

4) 2019 is well after daredevil season 3 and the rest of the Netflix shows ended their run. Doesnt change what the original intention.
SpiderParker - 1/17/2024, 3:30 PM
@Origame - Oh, you don't know. Marvel Studios cut ties with Entertainment in '15 and stopped all Entertainment's business in '19 so ofcourse it was after the Netflix shows as they are the ones who pulled the plug. And the son of coul was never referenced to be alive for 7years during his show and you still think it was supposed to be canon. Plenty of movies had spin off games with plenty of references and such but that doesn't make those games any more canon than these spin off shows.

And buddy, you are worse than Sheldon who can't even grasp the concept of spin-off and different studios. Original intention was for the TBBT capitalise on the nerd fandom, doesn't mean they are canon with all the fandom referenced. There are many shows before MCU who have done this, some have gone the canon way, others haven't. Batman TAS uses the same opening song even. Jumanji spinned off into a animated TV, doesn't make it canon to the movie. Men in Black spinned off into a animated TV but again clearly not canon to the subsequent movies. Do you understand? Just because they are capitalising on a event or popular property doesn't make it all canon even if they are advertised as such initially. Different productions, different rules.
Origame - 1/17/2024, 3:34 PM
@SpiderParker - nice try, but in 2015 the first season of daredevil and Jessica Jones came out. Meaning, during their development, they were part of marvel studios. And you're not gonna try to convince me Netflix would just agree to get all these street level shows if the intention wasn't to connect them to the mcu. Hence the references appearing in the advertising.
SpiderParker - 1/17/2024, 8:37 PM
@Origame - Huh? What the fcin logic, they are made by Marvel Televisions which like Studio was a subsidiary of Entertainment so logically, they were never part of Studios as thats in completely different side of the company. Thats like saying PlayStation headphones and earbuds are comparable to Sony's and also made by the same people, which is both just untrue.

Do you understand the same people who work in MCU didn't actually work on Avengers Assemble cartoon even though it was "Advertised" as part of MCU? Buddy, it doesn't count until the other party says yes too, your fictional girlfriend never told you that?
Origame - 1/17/2024, 8:49 PM
@SpiderParker - you know what, your logic against why it's non Canon can literally apply to every mcu movie.

What? It's just mcu references. And any appearances can be boiled down to variants 🤣
SpiderParker - 1/17/2024, 9:13 PM
@Origame - Right, did you also ignore the logic where I said same production company? Did you see Marvel Studios in front of Agents of Shield?
Origame - 1/18/2024, 4:22 AM
@SpiderParker - same with xmen 97. Don't know why they kept making a big deal of mutants when they've been having adventures years before 🤣
Patient2670 - 1/18/2024, 4:26 PM
@Origame - Again, All I'm saying is it's subjective. And as far as superheroes go, I still think it depends on their abilities. Flash or spider-man shouldn't be nearly as big as Captain America or Superman. I'm not belittling your opinion.
Origame - 1/18/2024, 5:02 PM
@Patient2670 - 1) and I get that. But what I'm saying is this discussion on impressive physique gets into the category of objectivity. Again, you can't just put Michael Cera as having a more impressive physique as Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime then say it's subjective.

2) while I do agree to the extent, I'm arguing there is none here. I genuinely can't buy her as being built particularly for anything physical. Considering she's a woman and women have more muscular development proportionally in the legs, you'd think bare minimum they'd focus on that. Especially since her character can change her form at will and would naturally give herself the best body she can think of.
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