The accounts claim that British actor Nicholas Hoult is James Gunn’s Lex Luthor. Rachel Brosnahan, the Emmy winner, plays Lois Lane, and Corenswet plays the primary role. Following the SAG-AFTRA strike, the studio desired to go through the casting procedure to find an actor to play Luther. Warners and Hoult have previously collaborated on Clint Eastwood’s Juror No. 2. In 2015, Hoult featured in the Warner Bros. movie Mad Max Fury Road, which grossed over $380 million worldwide.
The role of Villain The Engineer has been selected for Venezuelan starlet María Gabriela de Faría, according to a report published by Deadline this past week. Hoult is the latest in a long series of artists who have played Luthor in the Warner Bros. Superman film franchise, including Gene Hackman, Kevin Spacey, and Jesse Eisenberg. After months of auditioning videos and face-to-face screen assessments, Gunn decided on Corenswet and Brosnahan as his key protagonists before the actors’ strike, but he kept working on the film’s preparation.
Gunn is directing from his screenplay centered around the DC characters. He is known for his work on The Suicide Squad, the original Max sequence, and the Guardian of the Galaxy movies. Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel invented Superman. Co-DC CEO Peter Safran (Aquaman, the upcoming Aquaman 2, The Conjuring franchise) is producing the movie. The global premiere of Superman: Legacy is scheduled for July 11, 2025. Superman: Legacy was prominently featured as the project that would assist in introducing this technique when Gunn and Safran unveiled their plan for the first part of this revised schedule earlier this year.