Bleeding Cool rumormonger Rich Johnston is at it again, spreading a new rumor about the ongoing war between Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige's movie division and Ike Perlmutter's TV and comics divisions. When we last checked in, Johnston claimed that Marvel Studios would cancel its planned Inhumans movie to spite Ike, who has spent the last several years building up the Inhumans in comics and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tv show in order to spite another rival, Fox. That rumor was denied by Hollywood gossip columnists and Johnston's own mutinous commenters. Ignoring the denials, as well as reports that Marvel is in negotiations with Vin Diesel to star in the movie as well as reports from Johnston himself about the Netflix show, Johnston has decided to press on with a new rumor that says Marvel Studios may also interfere and try to kill the planned Netflix series, Iron Fist, just to put the screws to poor old Ike even more. Johnston also says that Perlmutter supporters in Marvel Studios could soon be laid off to further reduce Ike's power, and that Feige is slowly constructing a doomsday weapon in the Marvel Studios basement that he will use to conquer the Earth.
The whole thing is perhaps most ridiculous because, up until a month ago, Johnston focused most of his efforts on attacking Perlmutter with his rumormongering, but something seems to have happened to cause Rich to side with Ike in his "war" with Feige. Does Perlmutter have secret blackmail material to hold over Rich? Are the two involved in a secret romantic affair? Does Rich just think he can get more clickbait mileage out of taking Ike's side, since most other rumormongering websites are siding with Feige? Previous reports confirmed that Johnston and Perlmutter were recently spotted in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G. However, at this time, sources close to the situation are unable to confirm which will come first - love, or marriage - as well as whether or not a baby carriage will be involved.
Only one thing is clear: nothing is clear. We'll keep you updated on this story as long as Bleeding Cool keeps publishing rumors we can copy and steal some of the clicks from. Stay tuned!