The actor had been eyed to play Superman’s nemesis after the Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane roles (Rachel Brosnahan got the role of Lois Lane) had been cast, but the studio was waiting for the SAG-AFTRA strike to be over before going through the casting process. Hoult is no stranger to playing complex villains, and his turn as Peter III in The Great is proof enough that he will absolutely kill it as Lex Luthor. Other actors who have taken on the iconic role include Gene Hackman, Kevin Spacey, Michael Rosenbaum and Jesse Eisenberg.
Superman: Legacy will be front and centre of the new revamped DC slate that Gunn and Peter Safran are planning, with Gunn set to write and direct the movie. It’s due to this new direction that Henry Cavill was not asked back to be Superman once more, much to the ire and disappointment of fans.
Superman: Legacy is set to be released in two years, on July 11, 2025.
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