James Gunn Addresses the Wildest Casting Rumor for Superman: Legacy!

Author: Shobith C / Aug 17, 2023

Rumors have been swirling within the entertainment world as fans eagerly anticipate the casting of Lex Luthor in the upcoming DC Universe film, “Superman: Legacy.” While countless names have been thrown into the ring, one unexpected contender has garnered attention: adult film actor Johnny Sins. However, before fans could let their imaginations run wild, director James Gunn took to social media to set the record straight.

The concept of Johnny Sins portraying the infamous Lex Luthor has been circulating among fans ever since Henry Cavill’s casting as the Man of Steel in “Man of Steel.” This humorous suggestion has recently resurfaced with renewed vigor as casting discussions for “Superman: Legacy” heat up. The idea of Sins, known for his diverse range of roles in the adult film industry, stepping into the shoes of a menacing DC Universe villain sparked a wave of jokes and memes online.

While promoting the Blue Beetle movie, James Gunn was asked by several Twitter users if Johnny Sins was playing Luthor. Amongst many, a user asked the director, “You didn’t cast a porn star as Lex right? It’s so ridiculous…. It could be true.” He quickly shut this down by asking, “Oh my God, you can’t possibly believe that.” Gunn also responded to an apparent report that seemed to believe that the casting of Sins was real.

While the thought of Johnny Sins playing Lex Luthor presents an amusing contrast, the logistical aspects of such casting become evident upon closer examination. Sins’ ability to seamlessly transition between roles like a plumber, doctor, and astronaut highlights his impressive flexibility.

“Superman: Legacy” holds significant promise for DC fans and moviegoers alike. Superman, a character who has been a cornerstone of the DC Universe for more than eight decades, will undergo yet another transformation in this highly anticipated film. The narrative is expected to delve into his origins, exploring the intricate balance between his dual identities—Clark Kent and Superman. As he navigates these complexities, Superman faces the challenges of vanquishing villains and safeguarding the world.

Starring David Corenswet as the Man of Steel, “Superman: Legacy” is slated for release on July 11, 2025. The film will begin production in January 2024, ushering in a new chapter for one of the most iconic characters in comic book history. While Johnny Sins’ playful association with the role of Lex Luthor may remain a humorous footnote, the official casting decisions will undoubtedly continue to captivate fans and shape the direction of this highly anticipated cinematic journey.

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