Bradley Cooper Might Be Lex Luthor

January 5th, 2012 // 12 Comments

Keep in mind prior rumors for this movie included Lindsay Lohan actually being hired as an actress, so there’s literally no lengths these things won’t go to. That said, Bradley Cooper is reportedly in talks to make a cameo as Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel because apparently Christopher Meloni (the last rumored Lex) doesn’t have the piercing baby blues needed to to battle Henry Cavill‘s hobo-Superman. Via MTV Splash Page:

Cosmic Book News reports a massive rumor that none other than Bradley Cooper is set for a cameo appearance as Lex Luthor in “Man of Steel,” director Zack Snyder’s big-screen reboot of the Superman mythos. Warner Bros. has not responded to our request for comment as of press time.
Surprisingly little has been mentioned about possible Luthor sightings in 2013′s Superman flick, though it’s hard to imagine the Kryptonian hero’s number one nemesis sitting out of the proceedings entirely. A cameo certainly seems plausible — perhaps as a post-credits scene, or even a brief appearance ala Hawkeye’s short but sweet scene in Marvel’s “Thor” last summer. Still, nothing’s been confirmed in that regard, especially in the casting department… so any talk of Cooper playing Lex is, for now at least, wishful thinking at best.

It should be noted that Zack Snyder was able to talk Jon Hamm into starring in Sucker Punch which was a massive pile of shit on par with being raped for two hours in the face by a cosplay wombat, whereas Man of Steel is being carefully babysat by Christopher Nolan who I like to believe is slapping Zack Snyder on the hands with a cane every time he goes near the slo-mo machine and/or Bjork CDs. So feasibly I could see Bradley Cooper agreeing to these work conditions. Also, he’s had sex with Renee Zellweger, so I don’t really see him being the high maintenance type. “As long as my trailer doesn’t look like a goddamn lemon face trying to squint me death, sign me up.”

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  1. Nerd-Girl

    I’m taking this with a grain of salt, but I can see him working out. Mr. Cooper delivers smarmy egotistical wanker like no one else.

  2. Cock Dr

    If the Lex Luthor character is one of spray tan and greasy goofy face than this would be a perfect casting.

  3. AnnaDraconida

    I can’t stand his smug orange face.

  4. forrest gump

    he borrowed the pants of his mother.

  5. Jon Hex

    This seems like a bad idea, which Zack Snyder is quite fond of.

    Side note, maybe filming Man of Steel while Christopher Nolan’s busy with Dark Knight Rises is not the best way to restrain Snyder’s tendency to suck.

  6. larrythefatcat

    I thought I saw a picture before of Brit-superman with a cape… please don’t tell me they took it away! I’m all into listening to Edna Mode’s good advice, but it’s infinitely more iconic to Supes’ look than the underwear outside of the clothes look.

    Oh, and Bradley Cooper as Lex Luthor? I guess it could be worse… this movie could be ‘Catwoman’!

  7. Thaaat’s not Spray-Tan!

    Not a bad gig for someone who’s ex-wife once caught in bed with another dude!

  8. Nacho

    Nice this is going down the drain faster and faster than a runny turd

  9. Duke Steele

    MORE Lex Luther?? When will a Superman movie be made with a villian that isn’t Lex Luther???

  10. Cavill is awful. Just awful! Like metallo playing Superman. Ashton Kutcher should play him. Cooper resembles Grayson, the second Batman not Lex. But he looks good.

    [img] Kutcher 3-340_509.jpg[/img]

    Just look at Kutcher! Awesome!

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