Yesterday, the Outhouse and countless other sites reported on an alleged "rumor" coming from Batman-on-film concerning the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, namely that the Amazonians in the film would actually be Kryptonian descendants. Despite the source of the "rumor" clearly stating that he was just speculating, a number of sites ran the tidbit as a definitive fact, causing mass outrage across the Internet.
Now Jett, the writer of the article, has taken to Facebook to confirm that he was just taking wild stabs in the dark, and that the article was never intended to be taken as factual:
OK, it's not funny any longer. In the recent mailbag I did with you all, I speculated on how Goyer/Snyder *might* account for the origins of the Amazons: Decedents of ancient Kryptonian astronauts who were able to create an all-female race due to Kryptonians artificially creating their offspring. It was nothing but a guess -- pure speculation and my opinion -- and nothing more. Now, many outlets have picked up the "story" and have run it as either me claiming it to be fact or me claiming it's "inside info/rumor."
BULLSH*T! I get that people are anxious for BvS news, but this was ridiculous! One dude on one badass outlet went on a tirade/rant over the whole thing which pretty much amounted to an online meltdown directed towards WB.
So once again and for the record, the BOF Mailbags are a fun thing between me and the readers of BOF -- not for people to pick up and suggest it's me reporting "news."
It's unclear whether the refutation of the rumor from the source of the rumor is enough to convince fans that the rumor isn't true.
Meanwhile, many sites are considering sending their reporters to remedial reading comprehension class as punishment for reporting this bullshit story as factual. Others are considering giving their reporters raises for providing an opportunity to write multiple articles about a rumor that was never meant to be taken seriously.