Fans have been eagerly awaiting any news on who would be playing Lex Luthor in James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia star Glenn Howerton has fueled speculation of his running for the role by sharing brand-new fan art.
Casting rumors have been hot ever since Superman: Legacy was announced. With David Corenswet cast as Clark Kent and Rachel Brosnahan cast as Lois Lane, DC Universe fans are left to wonder who will play Lex Luthor. While Nicholas Hoult and Bill Skarsgård are rumored to be in the running, many fans want Glenn Howerton to play the Superman villain. The It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia star has further fueled this speculation by sharing fan art of him as the billionaire on his Instagram story.
The It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia star first came on fans’ radars to play Lex Luthor following his role as a ruthless (and bald) businessman in BlackBerry. While the actor’s name has mostly been absent from Superman: Legacy casting rumors, Glenn Howerton has teased working with James Gunn in prior interviews, potentially hinting at a future DC Universe role.
Superman’s DC Universe Future
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 Kent and Superman while fighting off villains and saving the world.
James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room and a unified storyline across film, television, animation and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.
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