He came to play the hero, he leaves to play the villain. After Matt Reeves’ entry as Batman, Nicholas Hoult was one of the finalists for James Gunn’s Superman, up against Tom Britney and future winner David Korenswet. He would end up being the Man of Steel’s worst enemy, Lex Luthor..
In X-Men – The Beginning and its sequels, in the superhero department as Fauve, the English actor has been associated with the character of Luthor for several weeks, while the names of Bill and Alexander Skarsgård have also been floated. And therefore, he will take the place of Gene Hackman, Kevin Spacey and Jesse Eisenberg, the previous interpreters of Superman’s adversary in the cinema.
Expected to hit our theaters on July 9, 2025, as recently confirmed by its director James Gunn, Superman: Legacy will have at least two villains, as Maria Gabriela de Faria (Deadly Class) has been cast as an engineer who can change appearances and. Protect himself thanks to the liquid metal that replaces his blood.
But the first feature film of the new DC Universe will not lack heroes: in addition to Superman and Lois Lane (Rachel Brosnahan), the audience will also meet Green Lantern (Nathan Fillion), Hawkgirl (Isabella Merced), Mr. Magnificent (Eddie). Gatheg, Nicholas Hoult’s partner in X-Men: Beginning) or Metamorpho (Anthony Corrigan).
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