According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nicholas Hoult is being considered for the role of Superman, not Lex Luthor, in James Gunn’s ‘Superman: Legacy.’ Emma Mackey, Rachel Brosnahan, Phoebe Dynevor, and Samara Weaving are reported to be in the running for the role of Lois Lane in the same film.
The source also states that David Corenswet, Tom Brittney, and Andrew Richardson are among the contenders for the role of Superman in ‘Superman: Legacy.’ While there was interest in Jacob Elordi for the role, he did not submit himself for consideration.
Superman: Legacy is the first film in the DC Universe and the third installment in Chapter One: Gods and Monsters. The film is written and directed by James Gunn, and he also produces with Peter Safran. The cast is not yet announced.
According to GQ, Superman: Legacy will be the lynchpin of Gunn and Safran’s multi-platform universe that they’re referring to as “Chapter One: Gods and Monsters.” Though the Superman character is one of the most ubiquitous in comic book history, there have been struggles to make the hero resonate on screen.
Superman: Legacy follows the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. He is the embodiment of truth, justice, and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.
Superman: Legacy will hit theaters on July 11, 2025.