A new year with new rumors. The word from Cosmic Book News is Lex Luthor will indeed appear in Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel and he’s to be played by Bradley Cooper. I know, I’m kind of scratching my head about this too. Can you imagine Cooper in a bald cap?
Here’s the scoop:
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.
Luthor making some kind of appearance makes perfect sense. He’s the villain most associated with Supes, followed by Zod, which makes this cameo a no brainer. But Cooper? Hmm, I’m not sure. I mean, yeah, loved him in The Hangover. (Who didn’t?) But does he have what it takes to be a convincing calculating super-genius?
Source: Geek Tyrant