María Gabriela De Faría is set to suit up as The Engineer in “Superman: Legacy,” marking the DC Universe debut for the actress and singer. Originally a child actor on Venezuelan television, one of the actress’ most popular roles was as the lead of the Spanish-language Nickelodeon show “Yo Soy Franky.” She’s appeared in movies including the 2018 rom-com “Plan V,” 2021’s Sundance drama “R#J,” the horror flick “The Exorcism of God,” and more.
Though “Superman: Legacy” will be her biggest project to date, De Faría is no stranger to edgy comic book adaptations. She appeared as one of the main cast members of the Joe and Anthony Russo-produced Syfy series “Deadly Class,” which was based on the Image Comics series of the same name. The show only ran for one season, in which the actress played Maria, a student at an assassin school where tragedy-plagued teen protagonist Marcus (Benjamin Wadsworth) is recruited at the series’ beginning. You can also catch De Faría on “The Moodys,” another fairly short-lived series starring Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins.
The actress will transform into The Engineer in “Superman: Legacy,” which soars into theaters on July 11, 2025.