‘Superman’ Director James Gunn Shares Phenomenal Design Of Nicholas Hoult As Lex Luthor

Nicholas Hoult transforms into DC's Lex Luthor!

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Nicholas Hoult is set to bring a fresh portrayal of Lex Luthor in James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Universe, starting with his appearance in Superman: Legacy. Hoult’s debut as the iconic villain is just the beginning, with plans for Lex Luthor to play a pivotal role in the DCU. As the DCU unfolds over the next few years, much like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hoult’s character is expected to become increasingly central to the storyline created by Gunn and Safran.

James Gunn, who is writing and directing Superman: Legacy in addition to his duties as co-head of DC Studios, took to Instagram to showcase a phenomenal fan poster by user “davi_a86,” featuring Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor. The poster, with its retro flair, gives Luthor a timeless look, highlighted by him gripping a piece of Kryptonite. Check out the artwork below.

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The character of Lex Luthor has seen various incarnations across movies and TV shows, each bringing a unique interpretation to the classic DC Comics villain. Recently, Jesse Eisenberg portrayed Luthor in the DCEU, giving a modern, tech-savvy twist to the character. Meanwhile, Michael Cudlitz took on the role in the DC TV series Superman and Lois on The CW. Nicholas Hoult is the latest actor to join the list with Superman: Legacy.

Nicholas Hoult’s Lex Luthor is expected to play an important role in the DC Universe

Known for his intellectual prowess and complex moral compass, Lex Luthor made his debut in the pages of Action Comics #23 back in April 1940. Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Luthor has since evolved into a central figure in the Superman saga, often serving as the intellectual counterpoint to Superman’s physical might and unwavering sense of justice

Following his standout performances in Mad Max: Fury Road and The Great, Nicholas Hoult is poised to deliver a compelling portrayal of Lex Luthor. Thanks to his proven acting prowess, Hoult’s take on the iconic comic book villain is highly anticipated by DCU fans.

What to expect from Superman’s DC Universe debut

Set to begin production in March 2024, Superman: Legacy promises a fresh take on the iconic superhero saga, featuring David Corenswet stepping into the role of Superman, previously portrayed by Henry Cavill. Joining Corenswet in this new chapter of the Superman story is Rachel Brosnahan, who will bring to life the character of Lois Lane, the intrepid journalist and Superman’s love interest.

Superman: Legacy is a much-anticipated project, given that Clark Kent has been an integral part of the DC Universe for over 80 years, with various iterations and adaptations across different media. The movie promises to explore the character’s origins and his struggles to balance his dual identities as Clark and Superman while fighting off villains and saving the world. The choice to focus on the early years of his career is a bold move that could potentially breathe new life into the character and appeal to a younger generation of fans.

Superman: Legacy is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 11, 2025. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the DC Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Rick Lemoine

Rick Lemoine

Raised on a hearty dose of Marvel and DC comics, Rick combines his love for superheroes with a knack for writing about Hollywood's brightest.