The Daily Star Says That Beyonce Will Be In The Next Avengers Film. Really?

starI love the Daily Star. I mean, I don't, but it's a bit like your drunken uncle shouting in the corner of a wedding. He may be an abusive bore, but he's our abusive bore. But it is the tabloids that other tabloids look at and go "steady on, that's going a bit far".

Anyway, yesterday, they ran the story that Beyonce was to appear in the next Avengers movie. While listing a number of characters that Marvel are considering for her…

Among those being considered are…

● Boom-Boom: The alter-ego of Tabitha Smith, a secret agent with the ability to create lethal plasma bombs with her mind.

● Blink: A superheroine who can teleport herself and others anywhere.

● Tigra: A cat-like crime-fi ghter with superhuman strength, speed and agility.

● Hawkeye: An expert in combat, including sword-fi ghting, archery and jujitsu.

Note that two of those characters, Blink and Boom-Boom can only be used by Fox Studios. and Marvel are not able to use them. That is your first clue that this story has been fabricated.

The second clue is that this is the Daily Star who make up stories from scratch.

And the third is that the quote that they use from "a senior executive at movie distributor Disney said: "We would love to have Beyoncé on board, almost certainly as a newcomer to the screen from Marvel's existing catalogue of comic book characters."" is from the distribution wing and is speaking completely speculatively.

So, no, Beyonce won't be playing Boom-Boom in Avengers. That, I think, we can all agree on. Now someone go tell ComicBook.com… and mention the faked Iron Man villa story while you're at it. That article got taken down… will this?

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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