Close on the heels of yesterday’s news that Superman: Legacy was casting Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, DC Studios has now announced the role of Jimmy Olsen has been filled by Skyler Gisondo.

As well as Jimmy Olsen, the photographer at The Daily Planet who works alongside Clark Kent and Lois Lane, the role of Eve Teschmacher has been filled: Portuguese model Sara Sampaio has been cast the assistant to Lex Luthor.

Gisondo and Sampaio join Hoult, David Corenswet as Clark Kent/Superman, and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane. Carrigan will play superhero Metamorpho, whose alter ego is the archaeologist Rex Mason. Nathan Fillion will portray Guy Gardner, one iteration of Green Lanter, with Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl and Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific. James Gunn is writing and directing Superman: Legacy, the first film in his and Peter Safran’s rebooted DC Universe.

Bar any unforeseen delays, Superman: Legacy has a release date of July 11th, 2025, with Gunn expecting to begin filming early next year. The casting search continues for a number of characters, including the superheroes The Authority, who are expected to debut in Legacy before starring in their own film.

Skyler Gisondo is best known for his work in comedy, having starred in Booksmart, HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones, the cannibal comedy Santa Clarita Diet, and even had a smaller role as Howard Stacy in the The Amazing Spider-Man duology.

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