Let’s just nip this stupid little rumor in the bud before it starts to get ANY traction, shall we? One well known movie site posted up a story (admittedly calling it a “whacky rumor”) stating that John Cho (Sulu in the new Star Trek movie) will be playing the villain in Iron Man 2.

This is utterly and completely FALSE.

They listed Entertainment Weekly as the source of the news, but apparently whoever wrote up the piece at the movie site which shall remain nameless didn’t take the time to thoroughly read the article at EW, which is obviously poking fun at the whole “actor X is rumored to be playing character Y in [insert superhero blockbuster movie title here].” The same article (jokingly) says that Tommy Chong will play the Mandarin’s father. 8-)

Don’t believe me? Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“Does that sound real enough to start a casting rumor? Feels like it to me. After all, was there any more than that to go on when people started talking about Tim Robbins in Iron Man 2, Eddie Murphy as the Riddler in Batman 3, or Rachel Weisz as Catwoman in the same?”

So PLEASE, people, don’t start emailing us with this rumor or posting it on your own sites. It’s B.S. through and through.

Source: EW