With Guardians of the Galax,y Vol. 3 set to take the top spot for the second straight weekend, director James Gunn is starting to turn his attentions to his next big project, Superman: Legacy, and the auditioning process that’s currently under way.
For the past several weeks, talent has been submitting audition tapes for the main roles, which include Clark Kent aka Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, but Gunn has only just begun watching the tapes, now that press for Guardians 3 is behind him. Some of the names in the mix to play Kent include Nicholas Hoult, David Corenswet, Jacob Elordi and Andrew Richardson.
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Sources also add that Emma Mackey, Rachel Brosnahan, Phoebe Dynevor and Samara Weaving are among those testing for Lois Lane. The last of the tests were submitted on May 4, and insiders with talent involved in auditioning have been told that the plan is for Gunn to watch every tape. A decision isn’t expected for some time, but it seems we could find out in the next couple of months who will land the coveted roles.
As for Superman’s nemesis, Lex Luthor, there are various ways it could go. Gunn has been checking with some A-list names he’s worked with in the past, but sources say one role that has been testing as been for a part simply labeled “Apex.” For those who aren’t Superman historians, that part could be Apex Lex Luthor, who not only is a version of the villain who has the strength to fight Superman but also would hint at a potential multiverse situation as Apex Lex did have run-ins with other Luthors in various dimensions.
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