The Batman might have found its new director after Ben Affleck stepped down from the role. Matt Reeves is reportedly set to take over the DC flick.
Thanks to the wonder that is the internet, every truth comes with two lies. There were a ton of rumours that circulated this year about our favourite movies, shows and comic book franchises. Of course, a ton of them turned out to be total garbage — and sometimes, that was a real disappointment. Here are some of the year's biggest rumours we desperately wanted to come true.
To say that George R. R. Martin's Winds of Winter is very, very highly anticipated is putting it very, very mildly — so any micro-crumb of information regarding a release date is going to attract attention. Today's pulse-quickening clue comes courtesy of Amazon's French site, which has a release date for the book listed.
Every year for almost a decade, the most anticipated gadget release has been Apple's iPhone. And with any iPhone release, there are also swarms of rumours, leaks, hearsay and arguments that begin to paint a convincing picture of what's coming this week. Although rumours and features are always subject to change, this is most likely the next iPhone.
We've been waiting four painful years for new MacBook Pros, and if you've been holding on to your dying machine in hopes that a refreshed line must be imminent, we're sorry to inform you that you're going to have to wait even longer. According to Bloomberg's Apple sleuth Mark Gurman, the new MacBook Pros are coming — but not at the early September iPhone event as many had hoped.
These days, creators struggle to keep the details of their upcoming movies and TV shows from leaking on the internet, so they can preserve their big surprises. And this leads to some pretty feeble attempts at misdirection, with cast and crew vehemently denying what everybody already knows. Sometimes, it works. Sometimes, though... it just looks sad. Here are nine times the pop culture industry tried to mislead everyone, and just failed so hard.