He’s accustomed to the hairless aesthetic.Picture: DC Comics/Warner Bros
With James Gunn’s current announcement that Superman: Legacy was on observe for its supposed July 11, 2025 launch 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 additionally a earlier wearer of the bald look, in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Street, will play Lex Luthor.
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Deadline broke the information, reporting that “a film star was all the time eyed for this function after Gunn chosen contemporary face David Corenswet within the title function, and Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane. The studio wished to undergo the casting course of after the SAG-AFTRA strike of touchdown an actor to play Luthor.”
Hoult’s casting as the enduring Superman villain comes not lengthy after a extra deep-cut character was introduced: 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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