Movie News: Is Lex Luthor In MAN OF STEEL After All? And Who Is The A-Lister Rumoured To Star...

Written by Kris Heys Wednesday, 04 January 2012

Movie News

Strictly file this one under 'rumour' for now, but several news sources are reporting that Superman's arch nemesis Lex Luthor could be making an appearance in Zack Snyder's upcoming reboot.

Previously thought to see Supes pitted against General Zod (Michael Shannon) and Faora (Antje Traue) only, the folks over at have a thus far unverified report that Luthor may play a part in the film, and could be portrayed by none other than man-of-the-moment, HANGOVER star Bradley Cooper. Yes, we were surprised too.

Given that he dropped out of THE CROW, and Alex Proyas' PARADISE LOST is now on indefinite hold, we suspect Cooper is probably available, especially as the appearance of Luthor could only really be in a cameo capacity this late in the game. 

With Warner Bros. already starting work on further MAN OF STEEL entries, it would be very smart of them to lock Cooper down now and introduce the character to new audiences in some way, if only to lay the groundwork for parts 2 & 3. An extension of Nolan's approach to The Joker in BATMAN BEGINS, or Moriarty in the first SHERLOCK HOLMES for example.

But would Cooper be willing to shave off that perfectly quaffed mane of his?

We'll keep our ears to the ground on this one... 

MAN OF STEEL also stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois, Ayelet Zurer & Russell Crowe as Superman's biological mother & father, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, and Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent.

Expect it to fly into our cinemas June 14th 2013. Luthor or no Luthor.

Thoughts? Share 'em in the Comments or on Twitter @Starburst_Mag

Suggested Articles:
We’ve heard the rumours for what seems like years now, but now finally comes something far more co
As part of September’s incredible schedule, Horror Channel has announced they will be screening th
Following its TV debut of S4C at the weekend, Welsh mystery Yr Ymadawiad (also known as The Passing)
Horror Channel FrightFest is almost upon us and as usual, there are plenty of great shorts screening
scroll back to top


0 #1 Nick Blackshaw 2012-01-06 18:42
personally, I felt Kevin Spacey did a good job and interestingly was signed on for a sequel when Bryan Singer was still signed up. But I always give casting rumours/ choices the benefit of the doubt.

Add comment

Security code

Sign up today!