Director James Gunn has confirmed that Nicholas Hoult has been cast as Lex Luthor for the upcoming movie “Superman: Legacy”.
“Yes, finally I can answer, Nicholas Hoult is Lex Luthor in Superman: Legacy and I couldn’t be happier,” he stated on Instagram.
“We went out to dinner last night to celebrate and discuss how we can create a Lex that will be different from anything you’ve seen before and will never forget.”
The news of Hoult’s casting was reported online on November 20, but the casting hadn’t officially been announced by Gunn “because, although we were discussing it, it wasn’t final until a couple days ago and I don’t want to tell you all something that isn’t certain.”
He concluded his post with, “Here’s to Lex (and Nicholas!), one of my very favorite characters in the DCU.”
In response to a fan’s question, Gunn confirmed that Lex Luthor would indeed be bald in the film.
The cast of “Superman: Legacy” features David Corenswet as Superman/Clark Kent, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen, Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner/Green Lantern, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, and María Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer.
Directed by James Gunn, “Superman: Legacy” is scheduled to be released July 11, 2025.