Nicholas Hoult is our new Lex Luthor – get ready for some villainy!

Nicholas Hoult is our newest Lex Luthor!

The 34-year-old Renfield star will play the supervillain in Superman: Legacy, director James Gunn confirmed on Monday (December 11).

“Yes, finally I can answer, @nicholashoult is Lex Luthor in #SupermanLegacy and I couldn’t be happier,” he said.

“We went out to dinner last night to celebrate and discuss how we can create a Lex that will be different from anything you’ve seen before and will never forget. ‘But, James, we heard this weeks ago, why didn’t you tell us it was true?’ Because, although we were discussing it, it wasn’t final until a couple days ago and I don’t want to tell you all something that isn’t certain. Anyway, here’s to Lex (and Nicholas!), one of my very favorite characters in the DCU.”

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The role has previously been played by Michael Rosenbaum in Smallville, Gene Hackman in Superman, Jon Cryer in Supergirl, and John Shea in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

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You guys, it’s official! Nicholas Hoult is stepping into the shoes of the iconic supervillain, Lex Luthor in the upcoming movie, Superman: Legacy. And who better to confirm this exciting news than the one and only James Gunn? That’s right, the director himself took to social media to share the news with the world.

In a tweet, James Gunn said, “Yes, finally I can answer, @nicholashoult is Lex Luthor in #SupermanLegacy and I couldn’t be happier.” He also mentioned that he and Nicholas went out to dinner to celebrate and discuss the plans to make this portrayal of Lex Luthor unlike anything we’ve seen before. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us!

But hold on, why did James take so long to confirm this casting news? Well, according to him, even though they were in talks with Nicholas for some time, it wasn’t finalized until a couple of days ago. And James didn’t want to get our hopes up by sharing something that wasn’t set in stone. Fair enough, James, we appreciate the certainty before the excitement.

And if you’re wondering about the previous actors who have taken on the role of Lex Luthor, we’ve got you covered. Michael Rosenbaum portrayed the character in Smallville, Gene Hackman in the classic Superman movies, Jon Cryer in Supergirl, and John Shea in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Each actor brought their own unique spin to the character, and we’re eager to see how Nicholas Hoult will leave his mark on this iconic role.

Superman: Legacy is shaping up to be a star-studded affair, and we can’t wait to find out which other actors will be joining the cast. But for now, let’s raise a toast to the future Lex Luthor (and Nicholas!), and get ready to witness one of the most beloved DC characters in a whole new light.

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Exciting times are ahead for DC fans, and we’re counting down the days until we get to see Nicholas Hoult bring Lex Luthor to life on the big screen. Get ready for a game-changing portrayal of the infamous villain, because with James Gunn at the helm, we’re in for a treat!

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