Dumbest Movie Rumor of the Year: Worthington to Replace Bale as Batman

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This has got to be the dumbest movie rumor of the year: Australia’s HeraldSun is actually reporting that Sam Worthington is being “tipped” (whatever the hell that means) to replace Christian Bale as Batman in the third “Batman Begins” movie. You know, the one that has made a gazillion bucks with Christian Bale so far? Yeah, that one. I can only assume that being the HeraldSun is Australian, they’re just trying to boost a fellow Aussie’s profile. Either that, or they’re just dumb.

The HeraldSun has no sources (or at least, they didn’t mention any), only that “industry gossip” is the origins of this ridiculous rumor:

Industry gossip now suggests the rising Australian star could score the part of Batman in the third instalment of the successful prequel franchise.

That could mean replacing Bale, his Terminator co-star and The Dark Knight lead, whose profile was damaged after his infamous “me, me, me” meltdown on the Terminator set, which recently hit the internet.

Hah! Right. Warner Bros. is going to replace Bale with Worthington because Bale went on a F-bomb rant on a movie set a few months back, something that no one will remember in two years when Batman 3 rolls around. As if that could happen. Why, it’s almost as ridiculous as Stephen Chow even entertaining the idea of playing second fiddle to Seth Rogen in a “Green Hornet” film… Oh wait. Nevermind.

Still, I call B$ on this one.

Below: “Eff you if you think you’re replacing me as Batman, Worthington! Eff you up your effing effer!”

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  • dark knight forever

    Sam Worthington”I’M BATMAN MATE”!

    How stupid can newspapers be they expect us to believe Sam Worthington is Batman, Eddie Murphy is Riddler? What’s Next Dakota Fanning is Catwoman?

    • Jan lien

      Well, a year ago pretty much everyone believed that an Aussie actor from Perth called Steve Innes had already been cast as Mad Max, and there was media reporting to that effect and his audition and screentest material
      were posted online for quite a while before George Millers company had them removed.
      Unsure if Innes is even attached to the movie now or what else he’s doing
      now, but the point is it was plausible reporting at the time and may very well have been true at the time and a lot of people believed it.
      I have not heard of the guy, actually.

  • dark knight forever

    Sam Worthington”I’M BATMAN MATE”!

    How stupid can newspapers be they expect us to believe Sam Worthington is Batman, Eddie Murphy is Riddler? What’s Next Dakota Fanning is Catwoman?

    • Jan lien

      Well, a year ago pretty much everyone believed that an Aussie actor from Perth called Steve Innes had already been cast as Mad Max, and there was media reporting to that effect and his audition and screentest material
      were posted online for quite a while before George Millers company had them removed.
      Unsure if Innes is even attached to the movie now or what else he’s doing
      now, but the point is it was plausible reporting at the time and may very well have been true at the time and a lot of people believed it.
      I have not heard of the guy, actually.

  • Valek

    I’m an aussie and the “newspaper” in question is a brightly coloured and shallow newspaper. They’re stupid, believe me.

    I though Cher as Catwoman was the dumbest rumour EVER. But this takes the cake. Sam Worthington has been expendable in everything locally and internationally that I have seen. There is nothing that suggests that he won’t equal Kristanna Loken as a Terminator, instead of Arnie or even Robert Patrick.

  • Valek

    I’m an aussie and the “newspaper” in question is a brightly coloured and shallow newspaper. They’re stupid, believe me.

    I though Cher as Catwoman was the dumbest rumour EVER. But this takes the cake. Sam Worthington has been expendable in everything locally and internationally that I have seen. There is nothing that suggests that he won’t equal Kristanna Loken as a Terminator, instead of Arnie or even Robert Patrick.