Megan Fox as Catwoman? Fox News says that Megan Fox will be Catwoman in the next Batman sequel, and that it has already been confirmed. The rumor of Megan Fox being Catwoman isn’t a new one, and it surely won’t be the last time that Megan Fox is tied to a picture through rumors. The question then becomes, is Fox News working with reliable sources on this story, or is this just a quick news brief intended to grab viewers, but not really present the facts? The source that Fox News is using claims that Megan Fox will be Catwoman in Batman 3, due out sometime in 2011.
Now let’s take a second and step back to look at the rumor that Fox News is spreading here. First of all, let’s take a look at who Fox News is claiming has confirmation of the story about the casting for Batman 3. According to a article on Fox News they are saying that columnist George Smart is making the statements that Megan Fox will be Catwoman, and that all of the major players (Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Director Christopher Nolan) have all signed on to be in the next Batman sequel. If you head over to The Sun, and read The Sun Article you might just miss the glaringly obvious change of author’s name. On The Sun, the author is Gordon Smart. A coincidence that they changed the names? Or just an editing over-sight?
Sure it sounds like a good story, and what fan of the Batman series wouldn’t be excited to hear that everyone was now on board to complete the next film? There is an unfortunate side-note that now comes with the story, in that Warner Brother’s studios already got wind of the exciting rumor and issued their own statement about the Megan Fox casting job. According to a studio representative, “It’s rumor. It’s not true. There is no script. There is no project to be cast in.” There you have it, a completely debunked rumor about Megan Fox being Catwoman already.
This is probably bad news piled on top of worse news for fans of the Christopher Nolan series of films. Not only are they being told that the rumors are false, they are being told that the newest film isn’t even to the point where they have a finished script. It doesn’t mean that someone isn’t working on one in some dark office, or that Megan Fox wouldn’t be eventually tapped for the role of Catwoman, but at this time, it seems that Batman 3 isn’t even off the ground floor yet.
Fox News Article
The Sun Article