Superman: Legacy Casts Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor

The DC Universe has found its Lex Luthor, who will debut as a villain in the upcoming Superman: Legacy movie.

According to Deadline, Gunn has cast former Beast actor Nicholas Hoult as the iconic Superman villain Lex Luthor. Hoult was previously up for the role of Clark Kent/Superman, which ultimately went to David Corenswet. The actor has recently starred in Renfield, The Menu, and. The Great.

What Is Superman: Legacy about?

“Superman: Legacy tells the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas,” reads the movie’s official synopsis. “He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.”

The titular role in Superman: Legacy is being played by David Corenswet (Pearl, The Politician), while Lois Lane will be played by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan. The film is set to release on July 11, 2025.

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