Originally Posted by batman strikes
Do we know if Kevin Spacey, Chris Rock, and Sandra Bullock were actually talking with Tim Burton about this project?
Kevin Spacey said, "I went in to meet Tim Burton, 10 or 11 years ago when Tim was going to do it. And apparently Tim wanted me to play the Lex Luther part but I never read a script."
Yes, Chris Rock was cast as Jimmy Olsen. AICN reported that Chris Rock had signed on.
Various actresses were considered for Lois Lane, Courteney Cox was in the lead for the role, and it was rumored that Courteney Cox was not available but Courteney Cox was available from my understanding, she was not making Scream 3 at the time. And all of the Scream films were made while Courteney Cox was on Friends.
It would be interesting to hear if any of this was true. I also heard that Jack Nicholson was going to voice K and Jim Carey was going to be Brainiac.
No. Nobody was officially announced being cast as K, and AICN reported that Kevin Spacey would play both Brainiac and Luthor, in a dual role. (This could actually lead credence to the rumors of Brainiac as a robot -- Spacey could voice the character -- and the merging of Brainiac and Luthor as "Luthiac", which is somewhat similar to the occurrence in Alan Moore's "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?")
Rumors flew of Tim Allen, for Luthor, possibly Brainiac or Jim Carrey, but I seriously doubt Tim Burton would have gone with either of them. Tim Allen said he'd love to try his comedy chops in the role of Brainiac, the villain in Tim Burton's Superman, starring Nicolas Cage. "They immediately say Jim Carrey, but I wouldn't mind trying that."
Jim Carrey or Tim Allen as Luthor or Brainiac sounds like Jon Peters' ideas, countering Tim Burton's own ideas of Kevin Spacey.