Bradley Cooper The New Lex Luthor?

With “Paradise Lost” delayed, “The Hangover” star Bradley Cooper may be squeezing in a different kind of nemesis role before he dons Lucifer’s wings.

Cosmic Book News is reporting the wild and totally unconfirmed right now rumor that Cooper is in talks to make a cameo appearance as none other than Lex Luthor in the upcoming Superman reboot “Man of Steel”.

Michael Shannon’s General Zod is the film’s lead villain, but early drafts of the script had Luthor as the antagonist. That’s obviously no longer the case, but a cameo by Luthor as a setup for future films (or to serve as a series long antagonist) makes sense.

Still, count this as very much speculation for now.