Sean Gunn has been in pretty much all of his brother James Gunn’s projects, and with Gunn taking over DC, having his brother Sean in a role was a no-brainer. Fans thought that Sean was already good as both Weasel and Calendar Man in The Suicide Squad, but it looks like there are bigger plans for him.
According to Deadline, Sean Gunn has been cast as the DCU’s Maxwell Lord. Though Lord isn’t expected to have a major role in Superman: Legacy, it’s said he would be referenced in the background, and will appear as a main character in a future project.
Maxwell Lord may not be on the same level of fame as Lex Luthor or the Joker, but he did play the main villain in Wonder Woman 1984 played by Pedro Pascal. Admittedly, a lot of people thought that Pascal’s Lord was a tad undercooked, but with Sean Gunn being cast in the role, we should expect a new take on the fan-favorite DC villain.
So far, Gunn has been a character actor who has played some memorable side roles, especially Kraglin in the Guardians of the Galaxy films. Marvel fans also know that Gunn plays the body double for Rocket Racoon, but admittedly Bradley Cooper has been getting all the credit for that part.
If anything, I am ready for Sean Gunn to take the main stage, and I’m interested to see if he has what it takes to really be a solid villain. We know that Marvel has pretty much squandered some great casting in the MCU, but hopefully Gunn will manage to solve that problem with his growing DC Universe.
Superman: Legacy is set to come out July 11, 2025.