In a surprising turn of events, acclaimed director James Gunn has unveiled Nicholas Hoult as the chosen actor to embody the iconic role of Lex Luthor in the highly anticipated Superman Legacy.
Hoult, previously rumored to be in contention for the titular role, will now take on the formidable character known for his bald head and relentless pursuit of bringing down the Last Son of Krypton.
This casting announcement completes the core ensemble for the superhero reboot, with David Corenswet secured as Clark Kent and Rachel Brosnahan cast as Lois Lane. Gunn, co-chief of DC Studios and the visionary behind the film has been diligently assembling the cast following the resolution of the recent actors’ strike.
Adding to the excitement, Gunn confirmed the recent casting of María Gabriela de Faría as the menacing villain, the Engineer. On the superhero front, the formidable lineup includes Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, and Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, providing a diverse and compelling supporting cast for the Man of Steel.
According to Variety, Despite challenges posed by the recent strikes, Gunn reassured fans who are excited about the cast via social media that the film remains on track for its originally scheduled release date of July 11, 2025, thanks to the dedicated efforts of the production team.
As anticipation builds for Superman Legacy, fans can expect a fresh take on the beloved characters and a cinematic experience that promises to redefine the superhero genre.