David Korensvet was announced as the new Superman in the DC cinematic universe and actor Nicholas Hoult was one of the candidates for the role of the protagonist.
Nicholas Hoult hasn’t had the best of luck in Hollywood lately. We’ve already talked about here that the actor lost roles in Batman and Top Gun: Maverick, and that scheduling conflicts caused him to leave the cast of the new Mission Impossible, but the situation with losing the hero controversy in Superman Even more tragic was: The Inheritance by James Gunn.
David Korensvet has been announced as the new Superman in the DC universe and will make his debut in Superman: Legacy, scheduled to release on July 11, 2025. Nicholas Hoult was one of the top three contenders for the role, along with Tom Britney and, of course, Korenswet. Previously, Hoult also auditioned for the lead role in Matt Reeves’ Batman (2022). He was on the shortlist to play Bruce Wayne, but the role went to Robert Pattinson.
Nicholas Hoult lost both Batman and Superman roles in a short amount of time, but there’s still a possibility the actor will be joining DC soon. Although Hoult lost the role of Clark Kent to David Korenswet, He may play the villain Lex Luthor, Nicholas Hoult is considered the top name for Superman’s greatest foe, according to a report in THR, but it’s rumored that brothers Alexander Skarsgård and Bill Skarsgård are also in the running for the role.
If it doesn’t, another possibility is Nicholas Hoult as Batman in Andy Muschietti’s The Brave and the Bold. Remember that the film will be part of the main DC cinematic universe with Superman: Legacy as a new Batman chosen by James Gunn, while the surviving hero by Robert Pattinson is not part of the same universe. As Hoult previously auditioned for Batman, it wouldn’t be outlandish if he was actually cast in that role in theaters.
THR sources learned that Warner Bros. He’s wanted to bring Nicholas Hoult into the DC universe since he appeared in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). So, at some point, he has to join a superhero franchise.
In an interview with GQ España, Nicholas Hoult commented on losing the role to Robert Pattinson, while praising the actor’s work in the film. When asked if he would like to play Batman, he said, “Of course, I’m sure if you ask most people, they’ll tell you they want to play[Batman].” I think Matt Reeves had a great idea and made a great movie. And I also think Rob (Robert Pattinson) did an amazing job with the character and I loved watching him in it. So I don’t think I would have done as good a job as he did. I don’t think I could have fit into the world Matt created like Rob.”
“When they tell you for the first time that it’s not you, it’s painful, but then you have to accept it as normal. I think that’s probably also a strong side of me as an actor. I Can well accept that he did so. Don’t cast me. And when I see the actor in the cast do a great job, and I like that, and it’s cool, I think, ‘Oh yeah, they made the right choice. They knew what they were doing.’ Was doing.’ So it’s not like I’m saying, ‘Oh, I’m not going to watch it now.’ Hoult said, “It’s a good movie and Rob is fantastic in it.”