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.”