Nicholas Hoult will bring Lex Luthor to life in “Superman: Legacy.”
A new report from Variety has confirmed that Nicholas Hoult will play Lex Luthor in “Superman: Legacy.” The casting announcement completes the core ensemble. David Corenswet portrays Clark Kent, and Rachel Brosnahan steps into the shoes of Lois Lane. Hoult was originally eyed to play the Man of Steel himself. James Gunn, co-chief of DC Studios and the film’s writer-director, surprised fans by selecting Hoult to embody the formidable arch-nemesis of Superman instead.
Lex Luthor is known for his hairless head and unwavering determination to bring down the Last Son of Krypton. This casting choice promises to bring a compelling character to life. The casting decision comes hot on the heels of the resolution of the actors’ strike, allowing Gunn to finalize his ensemble swiftly. Gunn also shared the addition of María Gabriela de Faría to the cast. She will play the formidable villain, the Engineer.
This DCU film will feature an impressive array of superhero allies.
Joining forces with Superman will be Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, and Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho. The film’s ensemble promises a fresh take on the DC cinematic universe, with Gunn steering the franchise into uncharted territories. Fans eagerly anticipate the dynamic interplay between Hoult’s Lex Luthor, the newly minted Superman portrayed by Corenswet, and the unfolding drama with Brosnahan’s Lois Lane.
As “Superman: Legacy” generates excitement, the casting choices signal a bold new chapter for DC Studios. It captures the essence of iconic characters while injecting fresh energy into the superhero narrative. The stage is now set for an epic clash between good and evil on July 11, 2025. Read more News on Nerdtropolis and make sure to subscribe to our Channel.