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Fanboy Fix: 'Transformers' Script Leaks, Electro Details from Jamie Foxx and a Nick Fury Movie?

Rarely does an A-list director take the time to debunk an Internet rumor. Can you imagine how busy J.J. Abrams would be if he bothered to refute every Star Trek Into Darkness theory that crossed the Interwebs.   
 
But Michael Bay isn’t your typical A-list director (in any sense of the word), and so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the filmmaker released a statement shooting holes through the casting and script rumors that circulated online over the weekend.
 
Let’s catch you up: A copy of the Transformers 4 screenplay made the rounds over the weekend, claiming a number of very cool items. First, the female lead in the movie was going to be based on the character Josie Beller, a crucial figure in the Transformers comic book series. And in this movie, she "accidentally" was going to be transformed into a cyborg, putting her at odds with the Autobots and her military father (played by Mark Wahlberg). 
 
But it’s all a hoax. As Bay said today in a statement released by Paramount:
 
"Some Internet sites this morning reported that some document recovery guy has found a legitimate 120 page script of Transformers 4. I can absolutely 100 percent say this is completely false. The only two people in the world that have our unfinished script are Kruger and myself. Also we are only up to page 70 in our T4 script. Maybe this guy has a cartoon or something else – but definitely not our movie!"
 
So there you go. That script is false, and even though it’s cool, it has nothing to do with the Transformers movie Bay is filming. More on that project as it develops.
 
Power up: Jamie Foxx has a major project heading to theaters with Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. But while doing interviews on behalf of that film, the candid Foxx opened up to MTV about the motivations behind Electro, the villain he’s going to be playing in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man sequel. 
 
It’s rare to hear an actor open up so intimately about a pending blockbuster, talking about his suit (which is black, instead of yellow and green) and his origin. His honesty is appreciated by Spider-Man fans seeking insight in the sequel. Give this clip a listen, comic-book fans. It’s absolutely worth your time:
 

Fury road: It seems everyone at the Django Unchained press event only asked actors about other projects. 

Samuel L. Jackson, for instance, spoke with ComingSoon about his role as Nick Fury, and whether he’d ever be interested in exploring the character deeper in a standalone movie.
 
 
"I've been alive longer than most of the fans that watch the movies,” Jackson told the site, “so I know Nick Fury as the World War II veteran and all that stuff. It might be interesting to do [his own movie] one day, but we find out little bits and pieces about Nick and we're going into Captain America 2 in late March.”
 
The actor confirms that he has a larger role in the Cap sequel, the same way that he did in Iron Man 2. But do you think Nick Fury needs his own Marvel movie? Or do you think he works perfectly as the cameo character who pops up in other superhero movies? Share your thoughts below.
 
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