Superman: The Man of Steel (2013): Rumor: Bradley Cooper Is Lex Luthor
We've been sent a tip on the new Superman movie, the Man of Steel.
Obviously we have no way to verify, so bear that in mind.
We were told after Paradise Lost bottomed out, that Bradley Cooper will appear as Lex Luthor in a cameo role in the Man of Steel.
Back in April of 2011, we were provided information that the first draft of the script held a prominent role for Luthor, one that even saw Lex forcing the Kryptonians through a Phantom Zone portal using Kryptonite in the final battle. At the end of the movie, Lex considers forcing Superman through as well, but relents.
Obviously, with all the set images released there has been no sign of Superman's archenemy. As director Zack Snyder has gone on record stating he wants the movie to go in a different direction than the previous movies, this comes as to no surprise.
However, can there really be a Superman without Lex Luthor?
Gene Hackman portrayed Luthor in the Richard Donner classics, which even saw appearances by the first Lex from the '50s, Lyle Talbot. Next, John Shea would take up the iconic role in ABC's Lois & Clark TV series. From there, we would see probably the best representation of Lex Luthor by Michael Rosenbaum in Smallville. Of course, Superman Returns featured Kevin Spacey, a role more of a homage to Hackman's.
Now we might see Bradley Cooper next in line. Cooper is the star of The Hangover movies as well as the recent sci-fi hit, Limitless. Cooper also played Face in the rebooted A-Team, and People magazine named Cooper 2011's "Sexiest Man Alive." Cooper's name even came up to play Green Lantern as well as The Flash.
Does Cooper have what it takes to play opposite Superman? And will Cooper join the ranks of the aforementioned in shaving his head?
Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on the Man Of Steel develops.
Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha "Ma" Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan "Pa" Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, and Russel Crowe as Jor-El.
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