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SUPERMAN: LEGACY Star Anthony Carrigan Opens Up About Self-Image Struggles

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SUPERMAN: LEGACY Star Anthony Carrigan Opens Up About Self-Image Struggles

By Movieguide® Contributor

Actor Anthony Carrigan of the upcoming movie SUPERMAN: LEGACY recently opened up about his struggles with self-image.

SUPERMAN: LEGACY will take place in Superman’s earlier days, although director James Gunn has made it clear that this movie won’t be an origin story and will be set in a new universe. Many lesser-known heroes appear in the movie, including Hawkgirl, Green Lantern, Mister Terrific, and Metamorpho, who will be played by Anthony Carrigan.

Carrigan has alopecia, a disease that caused the actor to start going bald early in life. This caused him to deal with problems with his self-image. The character Carrigan plays, Metamorpho, is a superhero who can change into different kinds of materials and shapes but didn’t like the way he looked.

Metamorpho thought his powers were more of a curse and Carrigan had a similar reaction as he fully developed alopecia over the course of his life. However, according to an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, now sees things in a different light, “In my case, I turned it around and saw it as a blessing.”

As Christians, we know that every human is “fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14),” and is created in the image of God. Genesis 1:27 states, “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

In an interview with Deadline about SUPERMAN: LEGACY, director James Gunn said, “…[this story will be] of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas… [Superman in this movie] is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.”

Henry Cavill will hand the role of Superman over to David Corenset for this film and Lois Lane will be played by Rachel Brosnahan.

Movieguide® reviewed MAN OF STEEL favorably in the past:

MAN OF STEEL brings Superman back, in a big way. Superman’s father launches his baby son in a spaceship to Earth, to save him from their planet’s destruction. The evil General Zod vows to find the son and take revenge. Years later, Superman keeps a low profile on Earth, but he can’t help himself saving people’s lives with his super powers. He’s just that kind of guy. Then, Lois Lane, the intrepid reporter from the Daily Planet, discovers Superman’s identity, and General Zod and his soldiers show up on Earth, demanding that Superman surrender to them. Will Lois reveal Superman’s identity? Can Superman trust General Zod if he surrenders?

Super-smart and super-cool, MAN OF STEEL is one of the most satisfying and most moving superhero movies yet. It has all the excitement you expect, but it also delivers a powerful, redemptive, heroic story. The script is brilliantly structured, with a great character arc for Superman. There’s even a major turning point scene in a church. MAN OF STEEL has some foul language and intense action violence, however. So caution is advised.

Movieguide® continues to hope that this new SUPERMAN movie will focus on the positive aspects that made the previous movies enjoyable and appealing.

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