See Nicholas Hoult Don The Iconic Lex Luthor Armor In New ‘Superman’ Movie Design

Nicholas Hoult heads to war!

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Nicholas Hoult could be the best Lex Luthor yet! A new piece of fan art shows Hoult donning the character’s iconic power armor for the new Superman film.

Fans were a bit perplexed when it was announced that Nicholas Hoult would be playing Lex Luthor in the new Superman film. While Hoult is an accomplished actor with many iconic roles under his belt, many wondered if he had the gravitas to portray one of the most iconic villains of the DC Universe.

This stunning design has shifted how fans view Nicholas Hoult in the role. Created by prolific fan designer Spdrmnkyxxiii on Instagram, the art shows Hoult’s Lex Luthor donning his Warsuit armor from the Superman comics, along with an impressively shaved head to boot!

Given the new Superman reboot is set to focus on younger versions of the characters, it’s unlikely Nicholas Hoult will be donning this type of armor in his freshman outing as Lex Luthor. However, the concept art does give fans an idea of what the character could one day transform into as the actor continues his journey in the DC Universe.

Many fans speculated that Nicholas Hoult would be a manipulative force in the new Superman film, with Lex Luthor tricking the other heroes of the DC Universe into fighting the titular Man of Steel. However, James Gunn himself has shut down these rumors, confirming the film won’t revolve around a fight between heroes.

That being said, it’s likely Nicholas Hoult will be a political player in the DC Universe. Not only does Lex Luthor have a history in literal politics in the original Superman comics, but there has yet to be an official Legion of Doom to ever see the big screen. (As long as we don’t count Jesse Eisenberg’s failed post-credits scene!)

Regardless of what the future holds for Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, the Superman reboot is shaping up to be a true love letter to the DC Universe. With filming on the project commencing, it’s likely fans will discover the truth about his role in the movie relatively soon.

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Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

Anthony has always had a love for stories. An aspiring screenwriter and video editor, he takes pride in connecting fans with the latest heroic news!