With James Gunn’s latest announcement that Superman: Legacy was on track for its intended July 11, 2025 release date, it’s not stunning that we’re getting extra casting information now that the strikes are over. Nicholas Hoult, not too long ago seen ripping limbs onscreen in Renfield—but in addition a earlier wearer of the bald look, in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road, will play Lex Luthor.
Deadline broke the information, reporting that “a film star was at all times eyed for this position after Gunn chosen contemporary face David Corenswet within the title position, and Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane. The studio needed to undergo the casting course of after the SAG-AFTRA strike of touchdown an actor to play Luthor.”
Hoult’s casting as the long-lasting Superman villain comes not lengthy after a more deep-cut character was announced: María Gabriela de Faría as Angela “The Engineer” Spica, presumably one other villain although Gunn himself softened that characterization by noting “‘Villain’ is such a disparaging time period!” in a welcome publish for the actor on Instagram.
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