The cast of Superman: Legacy continues to grow, and this Monday, the actor Nicholas Hoult was chosen to play Lex Luthor.
Hoult’s revelation in the role of the villain was reported by deadlinehowever, the international website did not share further information on the subject.
Lex Luthor is Superman’s greatest enemy in various media. A.Dwhether in comics, cartoons or films.
The villain was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and first appeared in Action Comics #23in April 1940.
Luthor is a corrupt billionaire, tycoon, scientist, inventor, philanthropist, however, extremely charismatic.
He has megalomaniacal plans and wants to destroy Superman because he thinks the alien is a threat to humanity.
Who is Nicholas Hoult?
Now, Nicholas Hoult joins several actors who have played Lex Luthor, such as Michael Rosenbaum in Smallville, Gene Hackman in Richard Donner’s Superman films, Jesse Eisenberg in Batman vs SupermanIt is Jon Cryer in Supergirl.
Hoult is a 33-year-old actor and stood out as a teenager for playing Tony Stonem in Skins. He was also part of series like Casualty, Wallander, Holby City and The Great.
The actor is also not a newcomer to the superhero universe, as he played Hank McCoy / Beast in the X-Men films. Among other films he was part of are Mad Max: Fury Road, Clash of the Titans, Sandcastle, Renfield It is A Big Boy
What is Superman: Legacy about?
In the film james gunnClark Kent will try to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with the legacy of his human parents.
The film will be the first production from the new DC film universe to hit theaters. David Corenswet will be Clark Kent / Superman, while Rachel brosnahan will be Lois Lane.
Other cast members include Maria Gabriela de Faría like Angela Spica, Isabella Merced like Kendra Saunders, Nathan Fillion like Guy Gardner, Edi Gathegi like Michael Holt and Anthony Carrigan like Rex Mason.
Superman: Legacy It should arrive in theaters on July 10, 2025.