It looks like the rumors were true, as many hints dropped that Nicholas Hoult was in the running for a role in the upcoming Superman Legacy movie, which James Gunn will direct. As he took over as the newly minted co-CEO of DC Studios, he has made it his mission to re-establish the iconic comics universe with one of its most iconic heroes.
Now, it’s been revealed that Hoult has gotten a role in the film. While he was eyed to potentially becoming Superman, the role went to David Corenswet, who’ll appear next to Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane. Yet, he has gotten an even juicier role, as the former X-Men will take on the iconic bald icon, Lex Luthor.
It’ll be interesting to see what his approach will be to the role. The announcement also comes at a perfect time just after the SAG strike wrapped up, but it’s unclear if he may have already gotten the role before that took place. Either way, Hoult has been campaigning for a major role in a DC film for some time so it’s great to see his patience result in him becoming an iconic character like Luthor.