Bullsh*t Rumor Probably False, Doesn't Mean It Won't Happen. Rinse. Repeat. Film at 11.

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Bullsh*t Rumor Probably False, Doesn't Mean It Won't Happen. Rinse. Repeat. Film at 11.

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 18, 2012 | Comments ()


The guys over at Bloody Disgusting are having a good time at absolutely no one's expense, basically baiting Summit Entertainment into denying a rumor, therefore giving it merit, which is how politics works, so why not the Internet?

Over the weekend, BD floated the idea that Lionsgate -- which now owns Summit Entertainment -- would reboot, remake, or somehow sequelize Twilight as soon as Breaking Dawn Part II had soaked the market for all its worth.

They'll deny it, right here, right now. We'll get plenty of eggs in our face. Sites will burn us at the stake like a witch during the Salem trials. Still, the fact will remain: it's true.

In fact, they're already discussing it internally. It will happen.

It's a safe bet to float the rumor because it's Twilight news, and everyone is going to pick it up, because -- like Lionsgate -- we all like to soak up the page views, even if it's to denounce a bullshit rumor that will probably ultimately happen anyway because it's Hollywood where nothing that smells like ballsweat and cash will ever die. Also, because even if it's not true today, readers can get a head start on bitching about its inevitability, and we can all carry our faux-outrage around with us until we're so crumpled by it that the actual announcement -- when it comes -- won't actually faze us. We'll be like, "Oh, someone reported that, like, two years ago. Duh."

Then everyone gets to feel superior, Bloody Disgusting gets the hat tip, the rest of the Internet gets their page views, and Nikki Finke -- who called bullshit on this rumor -- can shout her TOLDJA's even though she didn't tell us, and then even she gets to feel superior, and really, at the end of the day, isn't that what the Internet is for? To make us all feel superior about ourselves?

Speaking of which, even though they'll deny it, Marvel is having internal discussions about wiping the slate clean after the second The Avengers film and starting all over from scratch with a new cast, new origins stories, and two more failed cracks at Incredible Hulk movies.

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  • because it’s Hollywood where nothing that smells like ballsweat and cash will ever die
    Thanks for the mental image Dustin. I'm now picturing Sly Stallone in 'Tango & Cash' in a whole new way. Now there's a reboot.

  • hapl0

    So the MTV Movie awards is doomed for all eternity then. Gotcha.

  • Groundloop

    "...isn’t that what the Internet is for? To make us all feel superior about ourselves?"

    Maybe, but I find binge drinking far more effective.

  • Bert_McGurt

    "where nothing that smells like ballsweat and cash will ever die."
    So THAT's why the Lakers are so successful.

  • bleujayone

    I quote the late, great Ernie Kovacs; "There's a standard formula for success in the entertainment medium and that is "Beat it to death if it's successful!" And oddly enough while one could translate that two different ways, they are both valid at the same time.

  • branded_redux

    Ant-Man will have his day!

  • Jezzer

    "Hulk step on something."

  • stardust

    Don't even joke about The Avengers like that. That shit ain't funny.

  • Mr_Zito

    There's a new Spider-Man reboot coming up. Sony believes that after three movies Andrew Garfield will be too old for the part, so they are planning a second reboot of the series and it will come to life as soon as the next ten years. The idea is to get a fresh start for younger fans, and appeal to a wider audience, telling the origin story in a way that has never been done before. It may or may not be a return to the overall lighter tone of Sam Raimi's movies. Even though they will deny it, I guarantee it's true.

  • TOB

    Forgive the aside, but...

    Do you know how sometimes a thing becomes so ubiquitous that you begin to believe that it must be so? I am beginning to feel that way about "phase". Am I just dreaming that the proper word for the context of the post would be "faze"? The dictionary would seem to bear that out, but I can't remember the last time I saw it actually used whereas "phase" is everywhere all of a sudden, along with people being "weary" of things they ought to be viewing with caution rather than ennui.

    BTW, I did just return home from having a brain scan for some neurological issues so there is a small, secret dread that maybe I *am* the one that is confused.

  • Bert_McGurt

    You'd think our favourite actors would be packing on the pounds what with all the "rolls" they win.

  • PDamian

    I, for one, enjoy the "throws" of passion.

  • No, you're right! I'm seeing a lot of that on the internet, i.e. "alot", "should of", "fo pah" (gaaahhhhh!), "sike", and our friend mr. "phase". It makes me want to have my ovaries removed immediately, even though I haven't gotten busy in ages.

    Will someone make out with me please?

    On topic: yes, the internet inspires an unholy amount of feelings of superiority in me, which I need to counter my day-to-day reality of being a typical LA bum finally taking acting classes with not even $5 in the bank.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    Or... "my curiosity was picked/peeked." argh

  • F'mal DeHyde

    Let's not forget "wallah!"

  • Oh dear bleeding Christ, I saw that once and it made my skin crawl...

  • ,

    Also: Phase doesn't mean what faze does.

  • TOB

    Ah, you posted as I typed. Thanks!

  • zeke_the_pig

    'because it’s Hollywood where nothing that smells like ballsweat and cash will ever die'
    Ah, Ballsweat and Cash. I miss those guys.
    What, nobody had else had dogs called that?

  • TheAggroCraig

    Sounds like a TNT procedural.

  • zeke_the_pig

    You know what, it totally does. That was my first thought. And I'd totally watch the shit out of that.

  • ,

    "denying a rumor, therefore giving it merit"

    An old trick. I seem to recall ... maybe it was HST in "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail," but ... the story from somewhere about LBJ in a bare-knuckles contest in Texas where he suggested that his henchmen float a story that his opponent was rather overly fond of some of his barnyard animals.

    "Jesus, Lyndon," he was told, "we can't call the guy a pig-fucker, nobody will believe it."

    "No," LBJ supposedly replied, "but let's make the sonofabitch deny it."

  • I remember the rumor that Robert Pattinson was going to be in The Hunger Games. What a load of hit whoring bull that was.

  • PDamian

    Nonexistent biceps and enormous forearms ... that header photo makes Pattinson's arms look like Popeye's.

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