Kapuso leading man Richard Gutierrez will once again put on his superhero costume as he topbills upcoming GMA-7 series “Captain Barbell.”

Richard will once again grace the boob tube and give life to a character of the same name created by graphic novelist Mars Ravelo.

According to reports, the actor’s costume, which will be used in the series, was custom-made and imported from abroad.

“Very excited siyempre kasi alam ko na ginawa ng magaling na designer yung costume,” Richard said.

He said he first used the famous costume during a taping that was shot in Tondo, Manila.

“First time kong sinuot yung costume that time and madaming tao ang daming natuwa and na-excite sa bagong soap.”

The upcoming series will not only feature Richard, but a number of talents who will join either the group of heroes and villains.

Aside from “Captain Barbell,” the actor will be seen on primetime television starting Monday, March 21, in a weeklong episode of “Anatomy of a Disaster.”

In the said program, Richard and his team will get a close look on earthquakes and other natural calamities expected to hit Philippines.

The show will also educate the people on what to do before and after quakes, fires and even tsunami.

“Makikita natin sa news na maraming nagaganap na earthquakes and sunog na nangyayari all over the world. Dini-discuss dito yung pwedeng gawin ng tao para maiwasan o makapaghanda pag nangyari yung ganitong mga sakuna,” he noted.

Don’t miss “Anatomy of a Disaster” this Monday on GMA Telebabad after “The Baker King.” (MNS)