Actor Nicholas Hoult has reportedly been cast to play Lex Luthor in the upcoming film “Superman: Legacy”.
According to Deadline.com, a number of sources indicated to them that Warner Bros. were waiting for the writers and actors strikes to be finalized before making the announcement.
Hoult, we has worked on a number of Warner Bros. films including “Mad Max Fury Road” and Clint Eastwood’s upcoming film “Juror No. 2,” was rumored months ago to be in the running to play Superman, with many sources indicating that if he didn’t land the lead role he would be considered for the part of Lex Luthor. With David Corenswet being chosen to play Superman/Clark Kent, it appears as though those rumors may have been on the money.
While no official announcement has been made yet, all reports point towards James Gunn making the announcement sooner rather than later.
Directed by James Gunn, “Superman: Legacy” will star David Corenswet as Superman/Clark Kent and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, and is scheduled to be released July 11, 2025.