Nicholas Hoult Has Landed the Role of Lex Luthor in the Upcoming ‘Superman: Legacy’

Nicholas Hoult Has Landed the Role of Lex Luthor in the Upcoming ‘Superman Legacy
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‘Aquaman and the Last Kingdom’ marks the end of DCEU next month, making way for Gunn’s and Safran’s DCU. ‘Superman: Legacy,’ Gunn’s youth-focused project inspired by ‘All-Star Superman,’ is among the initial releases. In June, David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan secured the roles of Superman and Lois Lane. Recent buzz announced María Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer, the antagonist. Deadline reveals another key addition to the cast—Nicholas Hoult, set to portray Superman’s formidable foe, Lex Luthor.

Hoult, known for his role as Beast in ‘X-Men: First Class,’ brings his superhero expertise to ‘Legacy.’ The film’s specifics, including Luthor’s role, remain undisclosed. Gunn hints at a departure from the typical Superman narrative, emphasizing the film’s focus on a pre-established superhero.

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“Superman: Legacy” carries an air of mystery in its plot. James Gunn, midway through scripting, suggests a departure from the origin story, setting it apart from previous Superman films. The narrative unfolds in a world with existing superheroes featuring iconic DC characters alongside Superman. Despite the ensemble, Gunn underscores the central focus on Clark Kent and Lois Lane, ensuring it’s not a covert Justice League venture.

Gunn, addressing recent speculations on social media, refutes rumors of a terrorism threat originating from the Middle East involving Kryptonian Tech.

Filming for ‘Superman: Legacy’ is slated to commence in March 2024, with a scheduled release on July 11th, 2025.

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