In an exciting update for DC fans, it has been reported that Nicholas Hoult has been cast as Lex Luthor in the upcoming ‘Superman: Legacy’. Directed by James Gunn, the film is creating a buzz with its unique casting choices.
Hoult, known for his roles in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘Juror No. 2’, is set to bring a new dimension to the iconic villain. Previous actors who have portrayed Luthor include Gene Hackman, Kevin Spacey, and Jesse Eisenberg, marking Hoult’s role as a continuation of a storied legacy.
The film, which features David Corenswet as Superman and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, has been in the casting phase for some time. Gunn’s decision to cast Hoult reportedly came after a meticulous process of auditions and screen tests, according to Deadline.
‘Superman: Legacy’, which is part of a broader strategy to revamp the DC universe, is scheduled for a global release on July 11, 2025. The film is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and will be produced by Peter Safran, known for his work on ‘Aquaman’ and ‘The Conjuring’ franchise.
This project is a key part of the new phase of DC films as outlined by Gunn and Safran earlier this year, with ‘Superman: Legacy’ positioned as a cornerstone in this renewed vision.
Deadline was the first to report this news.