It seems that all these comics blogs have recently sprung up that are really comic book movie blogs. And when you throw in all the movie blogs and websites there already were, and all the comic book blogs and comic book message boards and so on, everybody is taking every dumb red carpet utterance by some Z-list celebrity as a Rumor To Be Investigated. So with no further ado, here’s our handy Movie Casting Rumors Debunking FAQ:
Hey folks, Harry here to restore your faith in the world – Multiple sources from MARVEL have confirmed that Derek Luke, of Spike Lee’s MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA, doesn’t know what he’s talking about when it comes to Will Smith and CAPTAIN AMERICA. Marvel never offered the part, nor did they approach or entertain a conversation about Will Smith for CAPTAIN AMERICA. That said – I’m sure they have a few parts that they’d like him for, just not Captain America.
So there ya go. They haven’t gone insane and we don’t need to be confused, angry and scared about it anymore.
“No one has talked to me about it ever — never,” replied Hoffman. “It happened, like, five years ago, too. It was a rumor back then and it’s still a rumor. [laughs] It’s just in the press. It’s funny.”
Cher is NOT Catwoman. Actually, that never got really debunked, but it wasn’t ever anything but some kind of crazy made up rumor anyway.
More details as they come in.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.