Bradley Cooper Denies Rumors About Being a 'Flash' Candidate

October 15, 2010
Source: SuperHeroHype

Bradley Cooper / The Flash

Earlier in the week, it was rumored that Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, A-Team) was in the running to star as The Flash in the upcoming DC Comics adaptation. We know that a Flash movie is in the works, DC's Geoff Johns has talked about it, but they haven't started any casting yet. Cooper spoke to SuperHeroHype recently, "I've never heard anything about it ever," he said, laughing it all off. However, the original report says that Cooper is the "current favorite," which means maybe Warner Bros has yet to offer him the role, but will be in the next few weeks. There's still the potential for just about anything, but don't get too excited yet.

There's been a lot of talk about the script for The Flash movie recently, which is due by the end of this year, with screenwriter Greg Berlanti saying things like how it deals "with somebody who is already a crimefighter in a world of those kinds of criminals and that kind of murder and homicide [same as in Green Lantern and The Dark Knight]." It sounds like a very solid version of The Flash is going to make its way to the big screen eventually, but we'll have to wait a while longer to find out who exactly will be playing Barry Allen. Everyone originally wanted Ryan Reynolds, but he's got too many comic book characters, so Cooper was another good suggestion. If not him, who else might be the very best choice to play the Scarlet Speedster? Any ideas?

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  • DRM
    I don't know what they'll do with the Flash movie, but an idea I really like and something I'd LOVE to see in a superhero movie is this notion that "The Supervillains existed first". Having a premise where the main character is a regular old cop, SET in a world where there's already a bunch of costumed Super-villains is an awesome way to set up a movie. ---
  • nelson
    Cooper also denied being cast as Face in A Team
  • Xerxex
    I would love to see him as Flash, cast him!
  • tivdatsun
    They should cast Justin Beiber as the Flash. Just kidding.
  • Jericho
    I'M EXCITED, I'M EXCITED!!!!!! and lets try someone left field and unknown.....
  • dude…
    This is just about the only realistic casting that could get me excited about this movie!
  • movie mike
    Good choice. I can totally see it. Hopefully they end up casting him
  • McWilly
    Well Done.
    I'm sure he's just fucking with us. Although there are many great actors out there who would be great for this...Armie Hammer anybody?
  • max s.
    #4 DON'T EVEN JOKE ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THAT!!!!! Anyways i like bradley cooper, he proved he's funny in the hangover and proved he's action savvy in a-team and it would be cool to see him taking on a superhero movie. here's hoping
    Honestly, I think they need someone slimmer in the face, he's got kind of a puddy face.
  • more expendables pls
    the best choice for kyle rayner in green lantern. not so barry allen or wally west for me
  • Dandoo
    Ryan gosling? I'd be happy to see cooper too.
  • ddot3
    i would love to see Josh Holloway (Lost) as THE FLASH. The one from the justice league tho... you know wise cracking, cocky, ect..
  • afan
    Good Casting. especially after that terrible casting of Captain America.
  • zubzwank
    Just so he looks good in a cowl-style mask. What? What's that you say? You don't think he should wear a mask? or ear wings? or a costume at all? I guess you're right. What would a super hero be doing in a costume anyway? The above might seem facetious, but over on one of the Captain America boards, the fans were writing in that they didn't want: 1) wings on his head; 2) a star on his chest; 3) a mask; 4) a costume at all; 5) a shield. I think super hero "fans" who don't like costumes oughtta stick to Bond and Bourne movies. They are so much in pursuit of "realism" that they've forgotten a major part of what super heroes are about.
    @ zubzwank. I wasn't saying he shouldn't wear a mask you dolt. I said he wouldn't look good in the mask, that's completely different. He's got a dogboy puffy bloated puddy face. Obviously whomever plays Flash needs to wear the costume. They should just think ahead a little, if they want Bradley Cooper so badly, they need to tailor the mask a bit to fit his needs, or get him to drop 10 lbs.
    PS. they could make it work with him, obviously the studio can afford to put him on a diet.




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