James Gunn Responds To Daniel Craig Lex Luthor Casting Rumours


In the world of superhero cinema, rumours are as common as capes and secret identities. The latest buzz to hit the grapevine involves none other than Daniel Craig, the former James Bond, being eyed for the role of Lex Luthor in the upcoming Superman: Legacy. However, James Gunn, the film’s director and the co-CEO of DC Studios, has recently addressed these rumours, and it seems we may need to adjust our expectations.

Let’s get into the weeds of this story!

James Gunn and the Daniel Craig Lex Luthor Casting Rumours


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According to a report from ComicBookMovie.com, James Gunn has debunked (I hate that word, but it’s the only one that works in this case) the rumours of Daniel Craig being offered the role of Lex Luthor in Superman: Legacy. The speculation began when Giant Freakin Robot, a source who can be a bit hit-or-miss, claimed that Craig, known for his roles in No Time to Die and Glass Onion, had been offered the part of Superman’s arch-nemesis.

Personally, I thought that would have been inspired casting. However, Gunn was quick to respond to these rumours, stating that there is no truth to Craig being cast as Lex Luthor in the DC Universe. While this news may be disappointing to fans who were excited at the prospect of Craig taking on the role, it’s worth noting that Gunn may be looking to cast someone younger than the 55-year-old actor for the part.

Superman: Legacy – What We Know So Far


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Superman: Legacy has already made headlines this month with the casting of its Man of Steel and Lois Lane, along with fan-favourite superheroes like Green Lantern and Hawkgirl. However, the identity of the film’s lead antagonist remains a mystery. While Nicholas Hoult’s name has been attached to Lex Luthor, it was later reported that he had been screen testing for the role of Clark Kent, leaving the role of Lex Luthor still up for grabs.

The film’s synopsis reads: “Superman: Legacy tells 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.”

Final Thoughts on who should be cast as Lex Luthor in Superman: Legacy


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While the casting of Lex Luthor remains a mystery, one thing is for sure – Superman: Legacy is shaping up to be a must-watch for superhero fans. With James Gunn at the helm, audiences can expect a film that balances action, drama, and heart, much like his previous work on Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad. As we await more news on Superman: Legacy, fans can look forward to seeing who will ultimately step into the role of Lex Luthor. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting project!

What do you make of this news? Are you looking forward to watching James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy? And, who do you think would be a good fit for the Lex Luthor role in the movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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