DEBUNKED: Bradley Cooper Will Not Be Playing Lex Luthor In Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL

This was a pretty wild rumor that I'm surprised is still making the rounds but it appears that it's simply not true, Cooper will not be Lex Luthor.

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By Mark Julian - 1/5/2012

Source: Man of Steel FB Page via Kurt Orzeck




And there you have it. I'm definitely inclined to believe the words of an industry veteran like Kurt Orzeck over the site where this rumor originated. While Cooper definitely has his fans out there, I personally think he isn't right for the role. Who would you guys like to see portray Lex Luthor on the big screen? If Luthor does not cameo in the first Superman reboot and the film is a success, it's a strong likelihood that Luthor will show up in a sequel. Hopefully we get the manipulative, evil mastermind from the comics and not the camp, real estate tycoon we've previously seen in prior Superman films.





Man of Steel is an upcoming superhero film under the development of Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan, and David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Superman, the film will be a reboot of the Superman film series. Using Chicago and Vancouver as a backdrop, with production to be based in west suburban Plano, the film entered principal photography in August 2011, for a planned theatrical release on June 14, 2013 by Warner Bros., which also includes IMAX venues.




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Amazo - 1/5/2012, 5:03 AM
^^^ Not what I've heard ;)
6of13 - 1/5/2012, 5:05 AM
Ralph Fiennes for Lex
Jolt17 - 1/5/2012, 5:05 AM
Thank God. Keep the Luthor cameo though please, that's exactly the way how it should be. Get Ethan Hawke for the role.
marvel72 - 1/5/2012, 5:07 AM
well duh,i'm just surprised it took this long to debunk.
6of13 - 1/5/2012, 5:10 AM
Some Luthor/Lexcorp in the background at least e.g. News story, or a building with the Lexcorp logo
RunDTC - 1/5/2012, 5:13 AM
if anyone says Billy Zane, I may scream.

Jason Issacs or Ralph Fiennes.
DarthDan - 1/5/2012, 5:17 AM
MINE.MINE.MINE.MINE
PaulRom - 1/5/2012, 5:25 AM
Billy Zane. ;P
Seriously though, get Jon Hamm.
Gambitz - 1/5/2012, 5:33 AM
Zane, Hamm, Fiennes are all typical fan casting, The casting of Luthor needs to be inspired.
DiLusso - 1/5/2012, 5:38 AM
was never gonna be cooper.
if they do a cameo, just show glimpses of his bold head, keep us fanboys happy without commiting to an actor
MarVell - 1/5/2012, 5:39 AM
Bradley Cooper's name get attached to so many films before they're acctually casted, it's crazy. I think he's over rated as an actor.
BobHasMyPants - 1/5/2012, 5:48 AM
Billy Zane owned in Critters!
n1ghtw1ng2832 - 1/5/2012, 5:57 AM
JASON ISAACS for Lex!!!!!
CraptainAmerica - 1/5/2012, 5:59 AM
Bradley is a serious talent but not Lex. He would be a great Barry Allen but that's by the by.

I'm with the majority... anybody who's bald, or has been bald in an acting part should be up for the part
;-)

Does that include Portman in V For Vendetta?...
Justinishulk - 1/5/2012, 6:22 AM
Thank GOD!!!
Justinishulk - 1/5/2012, 6:23 AM
Ralph Fiennes for Lex ?
QuietStorm - 1/5/2012, 6:23 AM
@CaptainAmerica I so have a Brittany Spears bals joke but i feel bad. She was going through alot when she went bald.
Shaman - 1/5/2012, 6:36 AM
Michael Keaton for Lex Luthor!!!

QuietStorm - 1/5/2012, 6:36 AM
Today is Bradley Cooper's Bday. Ha!
JDUKE25 - 1/5/2012, 6:39 AM
No duh.. I agree, Jason Issacs or Ralph Fiennes would be great as Lex.
Vafrous - 1/5/2012, 6:50 AM
Lex Luthor = Desmond Harrington (Quinn from Dexter) or maybe Joseph Fiennes (Camelot,Flashforward)
clarksupermankent - 1/5/2012, 6:57 AM
my vote is for timothy olyphant as lex.
clarksupermankent - 1/5/2012, 6:58 AM
and ralph fiennes for BRAINIAC!!!!!
clarksupermankent - 1/5/2012, 7:12 AM
@gusto haha good one.
darkknightmare2012 - 1/5/2012, 7:14 AM
i would prefer if they go with a lionel luthor played by jon voight and introduce lex in mos 2 after lionel has been killed by zod making lex hold superman responsible .. and as far as lex goes i think he should be someone in the same age range as cavill ...and i know this would go against the grain but i dont think they need to go with a bald lex .. just one with a short businessman hair cut .. like bradley coopers hair cut in the end of limitless ... i fear if they go with the bald lex then they may feel the need to do the silly hair wigs like in previous superman films...
BmanHall - 1/5/2012, 7:16 AM
I think Michael Fassbender would be a great Lex Luthor.

UltimaRex - 1/5/2012, 7:33 AM
"Cosmic Booknews: My source is saying this guy is wrong. Guess, we'll find out eventually, lol. -Matt

Superman: Man of Steel (2013): [@] Cosmic Booknews Who is the source?

Cosmic Booknews: lol. That's privileged info.

Superman: Man of Steel (2013): [@] Cosmic Booknews Oh. Have you had a chance yet to talk to Kurt to find out the story behind his post/ tweet?

Cosmic Booknews: No. To be honest I've never even heard of the guys and didn't give it much thought.-Matt

Superman: Man of Steel (2013): [@] Cosmic Booknews Ug. We're trying to lead you to something in a covert way, but you're not reading in between the lines!!! lmao You could probably ask Jeff Sneider, too. I think he knows."

Source: The same facebook page that's linked up top.

Veerrryyyy interesting... My take on that? Lex has been cast and Bradley Cooper was either beaten for the role or not even on the shortlist.
CraptainAmerica - 1/5/2012, 7:34 AM
@quietstorm...break out that joke!
Rodimus9 - 1/5/2012, 7:46 AM
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Rodimus9 - 1/5/2012, 7:47 AM
New this was b.s. by the way.
hoodedjester - 1/5/2012, 7:51 AM
shocking - a rumor debunked!! Say it isn't so
redleaf - 1/5/2012, 7:53 AM
Michael Fassbender is the latest fanboy craze. They want him to play everyone.
Rodimus9 - 1/5/2012, 7:59 AM
Michael Fassbender's next big role will be the most physically and emotionally demanding role ever:
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Ruin818 - 1/5/2012, 8:10 AM
Josh Brolin if they're going with a more realistic smart and just ruthless business man similar to the character he played in Wall Street 2. Wouldnt have to be bald tho.
xXkryptoniteXx - 1/5/2012, 8:12 AM
Micheal fassbender should be lex, but doesn't seem likely from his busy schedule with other projects.
Hando99 - 1/5/2012, 8:20 AM
Cooper is not a bad actor but i don't think he's right for Lex at all. My no.1 choice would have to be Jaoquin Phoenix, the guy is a powerhouse actor and can do psychopath like nobody else. His casting would go along with the rest of the film as he's Oscar nominated.

Plus he nearly killed Jor-El in Gladiator.
rbfn04 - 1/5/2012, 8:21 AM
Well, will you look at that: some good news regarding MoS. Well, can't really complain about the cast. Been spot on (even if I prefer someone who looked more like 80 years od Perry you can't go wrong with Mr. Fishburne).

It's the direction they're taking that worries me. And that ugly ass suit.
Ruin818 - 1/5/2012, 8:24 AM
I know he'd never do it and they'd probably never even consider him, but I'd like to personally see Denzel take on that role and bring a little of the "necessary evil" he brought to training day. I know he's a bit older for the role, but I think he'd give a quality performance.
Scorpinok81 - 1/5/2012, 8:38 AM
The rumor may be debunked for Cooper playing lex luthor but I heard he was cameoing as none other than Barry Allen aka the flash, which would make sense seeing as though his name was mentioned in the casting rumors for the flash movie at one stage
Thekevin - 1/5/2012, 8:40 AM
I heard Stewie Griffin was going to make a cameo as Lex Luthor.
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