Guess who’s putting on the bald cap and flexing those villainous vibes? None other than Nicholas Hoult, the 34-year-old heartthrob who’s about to redefine Lex Luthor in the upcoming blockbuster, Superman: Legacy! Director James Gunn spilled the beans on this electrifying casting choice on Monday (December 11), and oh boy, we can’t contain our excitement!
In a world where superheroes and supervillains battle it out for the spotlight, Hoult is stepping into the shiny shoes of the iconic bad guy. Gunn, the genius behind the camera, couldn’t hold back his joy, exclaiming, “Yes, finally I can answer, @nicholashoult is Lex Luthor in #SupermanLegacy, and I couldn’t be happier.” Cue the confetti and superhero-themed party hats!
And just when you thought dinner plans were ordinary, Gunn and Hoult took their celebration to a whole new level. “We went out to dinner last night to celebrate and discuss how we can create a Lex that will be different from anything you’ve seen before and will never forget,” Gunn spilled the beans. Picture this: brainstorming sessions over spaghetti, plotting the devious schemes of Lex while sipping on soda—because even supervillains need a refreshing beverage!
Now, some of you might be thinking, “But, James, we heard this weeks ago, why didn’t you tell us it was true?” Gunn, being the master of suspense, explained, “Because, although we were discussing it, it wasn’t final until a couple of days ago, and I don’t want to tell you all something that isn’t certain.” Talk about keeping us on the edge of our seats!
So here’s to Lex (and Nicholas!), one of Gunn’s very favorite characters in the DCU. Get ready for a Lex Luthor like never before, where bald is not just beautiful but downright diabolical. Move over, Michael Rosenbaum, Gene Hackman, Jon Cryer, and John Shea—there’s a new Lex in town, and he’s bringing a whole new level of charisma to the supervillain game!