Rumor: Hayden Christensen is Superman in Justice League: Mortal?! Updated - Not True!
After Ken referred to Hayden Christensen as "very wooden and extremely uninteresting" in his review of Jumper, he's apparently now moving on to step on Brandon Routh's toes and assume the role of a younger Superman in Justice League: Mortal?! Okay, so this is 100% an unproven rumor, so don't take it as more than that - at all. Apparently Cinema Blend received a scoop from a woman in British Columbia, Canada who "cornered" a drunken Adam Brody in a bar up there and used her charm to get some details out of him. One of them was this bit about Hayden as Superman. Talk about one hell of a rickety story…
Apparently this woman says that Brody started rattling off who was there in the room and who was playing who, one of which was Hayden and Superman. Apparently the entire cast and crew is up there scouting locations since they just got booted out of Australia. Of all of the rumors that have ever hit about casting for this Justice League movie, Hayden was never in one of them. He wasn't even mentioned on that long list of "kids" who were going in for auditions last year. However, he isn't really someone who is that far off the map. His makeup and hair would need a little work, but he could fit the role… at least physically, I'm not sure about mentally.
So there you have it. That's the thin thread this entire rumor is hanging on. However, I'm not alone in speculating that it might be true. Hunter over at SlashFilm is running this, too, and so is Neil over at Film School Rejects. It's a very interesting prospective to discuss. Does this help Justice League: Mortal at all? In fact, I think most would argue that it hurts it. It's already in a bad position, and you throw Hayden can't-act-worth-a-shit Christensen into the mix, and people will really be angry. I think Jumper was his last straw - it proved to people that he really can't act worth a shit. Am I wrong?
Before you go off tearing this thing apart, just remember that I'm not reporting this as fact, but instead purely as a rumor. I'm not trying to say that he really is or will be Superman in the Justice League movie, but rather asking the question - If Hayden is cast as Superman, what would your impression be? So have at it, let us know what you think, and in the coming days we'll try and get this confirmed (or hopefully debunked).
UPDATE: The original source, Cinema Blend, did some snooping over the weekend and got the official word straight from Hayden's reps - "this is not true." There you have it! We knew this rumor didn't sound too real - who would trust a couple of drunken people? Either way, it was fun while it lasted but now it's been debunked. Stay tuned for more legitimate updates on the Justice League movie as we hear them!