Deadline is reporting that Superman: Legacy writer-director James Gunn has discovered his Lex Luthor in Nicholas Hoult. A number of sources near the undertaking confirmed Hoult’s involvement, however nothing has been confirmed by Gunn as of press time.
Hoult follows David Corenswet (Pearl) and Emmy-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan (Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) as Superman and Lois Lane, respectively. As a part of what looks as if an ongoing custom of Superman movies, Lex will probably be performed by a extra established actor alongside a extra fresh-faced Superman as Gene Hackman and Kevin Spacey did up to now.
The outlet studies that Warner Bros. needed to undergo the casting course of after the SAG-AFTRA strike of touchdown an actor to play Luther. Hoult isn’t any stranger to blockbusters or superhero movies after taking part in Beast within the X-Males prequel films in addition to co-starring in Mad Max: Fury Street. Lately, the actor has picked up his personal acclaim, even incomes an Emmy award for Finest Actor in a Drama for Hulu’s The Nice.
This Superman film will even assist usher in Gunn and Peter Safran’s long-term plan for its new DC Universe, and can embrace Hawkgirl, Mr. Terrific, and Man Gardner.
Superman: Legacy has been set for a worldwide launch on July 11, 2025.
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