Isabela Merced is one of the stars of Sony and Marvel Lady Teia. However, the actress will soon be moving over to the DC Universe to play the role of Hawkgirl in Superman's Legacy.

While attending the world premiere of the Marvel film she co-stars in with Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney, Merced spoke with Deadline about getting the role in the DC movie.

“James Gunn is one of those guys who has a group of people around him all the time looking after his movies, and they're just the best of the best,” Merced told us. “They are so good at what they do and you trust them so much that communication is awkward. And I'm very happy to be part of it. I’m glad he trusts me.”

Regarding the audition process for the role in the film, Merced said “The auditions were extensive” and “The auditions were extensive.” The advantage of being in a Gunn film is that now she has the director's direct phone number “and we just text him. It's crazy.”

Superman's Legacy is about to begin production and is set to hit theaters on July 11, 2025.

Merced has a tight filming schedule this year as he also revealed that he has started filming the second season of The last of us.

“The stars are truly aligning. A lot of my friends who I've worked with in this industry for a long time have joined the cast,” she joked about season two. “I can’t tell you who just walked in. But he is incredible. And he’s a future superstar and he’s already a superstar in my eyes.”

Merced also had nothing but good things to say about co-star Kaitlyn Dever, calling her “one of the most talented actresses I’ve ever worked with.”

“We had a day of filming for me as Deena and I have to say, we kind of ate, I'm not going to lie,” she said. “I was a big fan of the second game. I played it, like, one weekend. And then I asked myself: how is this going to translate to TV.”

She continued: “And Craig Mazin is one of the most brilliant people, in fact, I think, a genius. I'm sure if they did the test they would find out it's true. And he has a way of bringing these characters to life that no one could come up with in such a short amount of time. I love him. He is incredible.”

Watch Merced talk about her role in Lady Teia in the video below.



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