A few days ago we reported Bradley Cooper was rumored to be on the shortlist for Warner Bros. The Flash movie. However, we managed to speak to Cooper yesterday (along with a few other journalists) and he offered the standard non-denial of anyone who may or may not be in negotiations for a role. The question was “have you heard anything about those Flash rumors.” Cooper’s response was “I have never heard anything about that in my life.”
The Flash is one of the last major holdouts for cinematic adaptation (save Aquaman) of the classic comic book characters. Cooper was considered one of the finalists for The Green Lantern – a role that went to Ryan Reynolds – while Cooper went on to do The A-Team. With Cooper being involved in The Hangover at Warner Brothers, and as Warner controls the DC titles, he does have a close relationship. More info as the story develops.