James Gunn Casts Nicholas Hoult as Superman Legacy’s Lex Luthor

Lex Luthor; Nicholas Hoult in Mad Max: Fury Road

He’s conversant in the hairless aesthetic.
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With James Gunn’s contemporary announcement that Superman: Legacy was once not off course for its meant July 11, 2025 unlock date, it’s no longer unexpected that we’re getting extra casting information now that the moves are over. Nicholas Hoult, not too long ago observed ripping limbs onscreen in Renfield—but additionally a prior wearer of the bald glance, in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Highway, will play Lex Luthor.

Time limit broke the inside track, reporting that “a film megastar was once at all times eyed for this position after Gunn decided on recent face David Corenswet within the name position, and Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane. The studio sought after to move during the casting procedure after the SAG-AFTRA strike of touchdown an actor to play Luthor.”

Hoult’s casting as the long-lasting Superman villain comes no longer lengthy after a extra deep-cut persona was once introduced: María Gabriela de Faría as Angela “The Engineer” Spica, probably any other villain although Gunn himself softened that characterization by means of noting “‘Villain’ is this sort of disparaging time period!” in a welcome publish for the actor on Instagram.

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