Even SlashFilm admits (at the end, when everybody's stopped reading) that this is probably a non-story, writing "I'm not sure I take the affirmative answer that seriously, but he said it and it's our job to tell you what he said." It's also your job to cleverly edit your headlines so overexcited Speed demons click and share your gossip without a second thought, it would seem.
Ewan McGregor ran into this too, with headlines screaming about how he'd be down with doing Trainspotting 2, even though it's absolutely not happening.
How old is the ceiling baby now, anyway?
Good God, three paragraphs in, the man admits "I've not seen a script yet and I don't know if there is one." And yet People reported this anyway. You might as well report on him debating whether to order pizza or Chinese food.
Even Beetlejuice 2 isn't as done a deal as the headlines make it seem:
Michael Keaton better start practicing his surf moves.
This "confirmation" was her going on Seth Meyers and yammering, "Um, I think I can confirm it, because Tim Burton did this interview -- like, it was very hush-hush, top secret ... and then he was doing some press for Big Eyes and he did an on-camera interview and he said, 'Oh yeah, we're doing it and Winona's going to be in it,' and I was like [shocked face]."
And we were like [unimpressed face]. Until some studio gives us an official release date (like Universal recently did with Jurassic World 2), Beetlejuice 2: At Least Lydia's Legal This Time is nothing but actors talking.
But boy do we love when actors talk -- we'll believe anything they say, even when it's so obviously a stupid joke. Like Michael Shannon saying he would return as General Zod for Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, but with flipper hands:
That's almost as silly as the name of the movie.
Notice how none of those headlines say "flipper hands"? That's because even the writers know it's bollocks, but they still want to suck you in and get your clicks, so they tease you "new details" and "strange change." Except according to Shannon himself, Zod is stone dead, he only appears via voiceover, and the flipper thing was him being a silly goose:
A Batman story starring a guy with flippers? That's preposterous.
Welcome to the Internet, Shannon, where you can't believe everything you read, except for that one thing you're about to share with your buddies. That thing? Totally believable.
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