Casting for “Superman: Legacy” is well underway, with rumors and reports listing a number of actors who have reportedly auditioned for lead roles in the upcoming film.
According to TheWrap.com, with “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” now out in theaters, director James Gunn is turning his attention to casting the major roles for his Superman movie, with Nicholas Hoult, David Corenswet, Jacob Elordi, and Andrew Richardson all in the mix to play Clark Kent/Superman.
As for the role of Lois Lane, Rachel Brosnahan, Emma Mackey, and Samara Weaving all reportedly tried out for the part.
Interestingly, the role of Lex Luthor has allegedly been labeled “Apex” with Gunn open to casting black actors to play Superman’s arch nemesis.
The Hollywood Reporter claims Jacob Elordi never actually auditioned, but does add the names of Tom Brittney and Phoebe Dynevor into the mix. Also stating that Nicholas Hoult tested for Lex Luthor as well.
Whether all or some of these actors have auditioned or whether they’re just names that are possibilities, one source says that the studio is “nowhere near a decision” yet.
It should be noted that James Gunn himself took to Twitter to state that he would “never comment on who is or isn’t AUDITIONING for a role. That’s the actor’s business only & isn’t something I’d make public unless they did it first after the fact.”
He did add that only one role has been cast so far, but “it isn’t any of the regular players in the Superman world.”
“Superman: Legacy” is scheduled to be released July 11, 2025.