With James Gunn’s current announcement that Superman: Legacy was on monitor for its supposed July 11, 2025 launch date, it’s not stunning that we’re getting extra casting information now that the strikes are over. Nicholas Hoult, not too long ago seen ripping limbs onscreen in Renfield—but in addition a earlier wearer of the bald look, in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road, will play Lex Luthor.
Deadline broke the information, reporting that “a movie star was always eyed for this role after Gunn selected fresh face David Corenswet in the title role, and Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane. The studio wanted to go through the casting process after the SAG-AFTRA strike of landing an actor to play Luthor.”
Hoult’s casting as the enduring Superman villain comes not lengthy after a extra deep-cut character was introduced: María Gabriela de Faría as Angela “The Engineer” Spica, presumably one other villain although Gunn himself softened that characterization by noting “‘Villain’ is such a disparaging term!” in a welcome put up for the actor on Instagram.
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