'Star Wars,' Batman and Wolverine: Three Wacky Fanboy Movie Rumors

Ah the Internet, a source of never-ending rumors. Today, we get three particular fanboy movie rumors making headlines. Needless to say, take each of these reports with a grain of salt.

Emperor Palpatine Returning for Star Wars: Episode VII

Given that Disney revealed nothing about its upcoming film at its D23 Expo this past weekend, Star Wars fans are definitely hungry for some morsel of news about the upcoming film. In a post featuring "information passed to Team Jedi News via an unnamed source," Ian McDiarmid will be returning to reprise his role of Emperor Palpatine.

The site states that "specifics of the role are unclear, but it seems likely that McDiarmid will be returning to his signature role of Palpatine. Whether as the original or a clone, we are yet to discern."

Fans of the expanded Star Wars universe know that Palpatine returns using numerous clones, which, if there's any truth to this rumor, may be how he resurfaces in Episode VII.

 

Orlando Bloom Latest Front-runner to Play Batman

The list of potential actors who are up for playing Batman seems to grow each day. Many of the names are long shots and some of them are even comical.

The Daily Express threw its website into the mix in a post about British actors playing iconic superheroes that names Orlando Bloom as the "hot favourite" for the Batman role.

Citing a "senior source at Warner Bros." the site states, "Orlando looks odds-on to get the part even before our first casting call. He would be perfect to play off of Henry (Cavill aka Superman) and I think U.S. audiences would be happy with two Brits as the joint male leads."

Really? Two British actors playing iconic American superheroes? Is this some sort of on-going payback for declaring our independence back in 1776?

 

Hugh Jackman Offered $100 Million Contract to Return as Wolverine

By now some Wolverine fans will say it's about time for Hugh Jackman to put the claws away and give Wolvie a rest. A new rumor suggests Fox has bigger plans though.

The National Enquirer… should we just stop there?... claims Jackman has been offered a $100 million deal to reprise the Wolverine role for four more movies.

A "close pal" tells the site, "Hugh has a big decision to make. It's not every day an actor gets offered this kind of paycheck, but Hugh vowed never to lock himself into any multipicture deals after X-Men. He hasn't given any kind of answer yet, so at least he's considering it."

Granted, X-Men: Days of Future Past is currently positioned to be a huge summer hit next year and The Wolverine is chugging along with more than $300 million at the global box office, so it's seem logical that Jackman would at least be offered a deal to reprise the role. That being said, would you want Jackman back for a Days of Future Past sequel, X-Force movie or another Wolverine stand-alone flick?

 

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