Rumor: Bradley Cooper is the Top Contender to Play The Flash
by Ethan Anderton
October 11, 2010
Though it's not exactly that big of a story, Deadline recently reported that the scripts for Green Lantern 2 and the slowly developing adaptation of The Flash will be turned into Warner Bros. sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. No big deal. However, we are somewhat interested in a recent rumor that pegs a familiar name to another DC Comics property. Moviehole is saying Bradley Cooper, who was once a major contender for Green Lantern before the role went to Ryan Reynolds, is the current favorite to play the Barry Allen iteration of The Flash. It would be quite an interesting switch considering Reynolds was once up for The Flash as well.
Of course, since a script hasn't been turned in, we're likely a few months, if not more, away from getting an actor officially attached to the project, but it is an interesting prospect. After his success in The Hangover and his proximity to grabbing the role of Green Lantern, WB and DC Comics are still quite interested in making him a big "part of the family" with a role like this. Though nothing is certain yet, one fact may already be clear: Greg Berlanti might not direct The Flash despite previous rumors. Deadline has a source who says, "He won't want to direct it because he kinda wants to do something in between size-wise first before attempting something that large." Of course, if WB likes the script (which he helped develop after writing Green Lantern) and wants him to direct, then it's not entirely out of the question. Do you like Bradley Cooper as The Flash?