Spurred by a game of telephone involving Joel Silver’s supposed comments on a German radio show, rumors circulated last week that Keanu Reeves will star in the Wachowskis’ long-discussed Plastic Man movie.
It’s nonsense, of course. This afternoon at Comic-Con, Reeves told MTV’s Splash Page that while he’d like to work with the Wachowskis again, it won’t be on Plastic Man.
“In fact,” MTV’s Josh Horowitz writes, “it was pretty clear that Reeves had never even heard the rumor.”
But nature, and the rumor mill, abhors a vacuum. So, Superhero Hype asked Torchwood star John Barrowman whether he would be playing Captain America in the upcoming Marvel movie. Barrowman apparently said he likes the character and would love to play him: “Clearly, though, the notion did not take him by surprise and he ended up admitting there had been discussions with his agents and meetings on that very issue.”