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with Superman: Legacy In the works of the writer and director James Gunnthere were a lot of rumors and speculations about what will happen with Guardians of the Galaxy The new Helmers in Man of Steel. So far, not much has been revealed about the movie, other than that it will follow a younger version of Superman than the one played by Henry Cavill in the SnyderVerse. A release date for the film has also been set, and it is scheduled to debut in theaters on July 11, 2025.

According to the rumor mill, Lex Luthor will be in existence Superman: Legacy. This was something Gunn addressed in an interview with Michael Rosenbaum Inside you Podcast. Jen Rosenbaum, who played Lex Luthor in SmallvilleHe never said that Lex would appear in the movie, nor would he confirm or deny whether that was the case. With that said Gann Michael Rosenbaum that he The “best” was Lex Luthor, and he’s clearly a huge fan of the actor’s work Smallville.

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“You’re better Lex, let’s admit it. We know you’re better Lex,” Gunn told Rosenbaum. “I’m not funny, you definitely better Lex. Absolutely.”

Gann agreed if Lex appears in Superman: Legacy, the depiction will be as “basic and true”, not an exaggerated depiction. With that said, it looks like Gunn might not have been so quick to publicly announce Rosenbaum as the better Lex Luthor if he had cast someone else to play the role. Wouldn’t that also mean he’s presenting an inferior Lex in his next movie? Or is Rosenbaum’s portrayal just a set bar that Gunn hopes to match Superman: Legacy? In any case, it is still not clear if Lex will appear in the series Superman: Legacy Or not…which is exactly how Gunn wants things to be.

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Michael Rosenbaum will return as Lex Luthor

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After Gunn praises him for Lex, Rosenbaum quipped that although he’s “the best” for Lex, he’s apparently not “a good fit” for Superman: Legacy, indicating that he was not called to audition for the role. Jean jokingly agrees, before explaining that he never said Lex would appear in the movie. If Lex isn’t in the movie, maybe Rosenbaum will get the chance to reprise the role in the DCU, since he’s previously indicated he’d be willing to do so if given the chance.

“I wish I was in the race,” Rosenbaum wrote on Twitter in response to a fictional post by Lex Luthor. “I mean, I played him for 7 years. Unless you guys are going to have a problem with that.”

Meanwhile, another version of Lex Luthor was recently introduced to the small screen. CW’s Superman and Loiswhich was just renewed for a fourth season, has brought it on the walking Dead Starring Michael Cudlitz as the supervillain. Two and a half menJon Cryer previously played the character, garnering a lot of praise from fans in the process, in the Arrowverse. On the big screen, Lex was last seen played by Jesse Eisenberg in Justice League.


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