Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Is Bradley Cooper really going to play Lex Luthor in The Man of Steel?

This was unexpected today.  Bradley Cooper, who rose to fame with movies like Wedding Crashers and The Hangover films, may be in The Man of Steel.  At this point, it's just internet chatter, but "the internet" seems to be pretty accurate when it comes to this kind of casting news.  The Man of Steel is of course the upcoming Superman film, set to debut in the Summer of 2013.

What's interesting is, we know Lex Luthor is not the main villain in the film, General Zod is (played by Michael Shannon).  So if Cooper really is cast as Lex Luthor, it will probably be a cameo setting up a sequel.  I would be ok with this casting, if it's true at all.  I think Bradley Cooper is a much better actor than he wants any of us to know.

He was professionally trained at The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University; more commonly known on television as "Inside The Actor's Studio".  I don't think he's at the point in his career where he can pick and choose what he wants to do, but I believe he's on his way there.  We'll have to wait and see if this rumor is true.

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