Rumor Market: Transformers 2 Gets Bigger Robots, Wachowskis Get Wonder Woman?

Something was disrupting my sleep last night, causing me to toss and turn for hours on end. Possibly, it was the fact that I was still processing the awesome spectacle that was the Iron Man Blu-ray set that I received, but even more likely is that my bull-shit meter was going off like crazy as I thought about some of yesterday’s news stories. Yes, the web is filled with rumors, and while we sometimes get them right, they are for the most part, all worth nothing more than the paper upon which they are printed. That said, lets talk about a few of these:

Devastator “Confirmed” for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

This is a rumor that was reported back in April by IESB, but has since been lost in a sea of other Transformers 2 stories. Yesterday, the folks at TF2005, a Transformers fan forum, said that they have “confirmed” the following details about the upcoming sequel:

– Seven construction vehicles merge to form Devastator
– Devastator has lots of upper body strength, like a gorilla
– Not just green, some of the vehicles are red and yellow
– The previously Long Haul concept art (image above) by Josh Nizzi is legit

We’re not sure what they mean by “confirmed,” but if this is true, then they are talking to the Paramount/Dreamworks reps who are picking up their phone and spilling the beans about Transformers 2 — and the rest of us must have the wrong number. While we can all still try to will this one to be true, I wouldn’t count this one as fact just yet — I am staying in wait-and-see mode, perhaps until June of next year.

The Wachowski Brothers Might be taking on Wonder Woman

Over the last few months, the folks over at MTV’s Movie Blog and Splash Page have evolved into the movie web’s personal bull-shit machine. Their ability to take a comment like “they might have had an idea for it once” from Joel Silver’s producing partner Leonard Goldberg and turn it into a rumor about the Wachowski Brothers directing a Wonder Woman movie amazes me. Ultimately, the only substance in this whole story is the fact that Goldberg and Silver are still actively pursuing a Wonder Woman stand-alone film, even after the departure of Joss Whedon from the project. At this point though, there has been little to no movement.

Are you buying either one of these rumors?

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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