EXCLUSIVE: Josh Holloway Is NOT Up For A Role In The Avengers!

The Lost actors representative has told me that his involvement in 2012's The Avengers is nothing more than a rumor...

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By Josh Wilding - 6/1/2010
Yesterday AvengersNews posted an article that claimed, "there’s been talk between Marvel and his [Josh Holloway] group to play a 'lead' role in an upcoming Marvel film." The site claimed that it was likely he was up for the role of either Hank Pym, Hawkeye or Dum Dum Dugan based on "subtle hints" that they had recieved.

Like many of you, I was pleased to hear this news especially as I'm a big fan of Holloway's work in Lost and could see him being able to do a great job with any of the characters listed above. However, I decided to dig a little deeper with this rumour and after a lot of searching and several emails, I managed to get in touch with Melissa Kates from View Point LA who represents the actor.

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I asked her whether there was any truth to the news and if she could tell me exactly what role he might be in the running for but was unfortunately met with the following response:

"Hi Josh – this is just a rumor."

So there you have it. Many thanks to Melissa for taking the time to get back to me! Personally, I still hope that we'll see Holloway get a role in a comic book movie in the near future but you can have your say with the below poll and in the usual place!






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Ironbat95 - 6/1/2010, 5:37 PM
i just can't wait until comic-con where we will get actual CONFIRMED NEWS about Marvel's future slate of films. Also, hope we see a Thor teaser which I hope will get leaked online because I am not going to Comic-Con 2010 :-(
charbelelnasr - 6/1/2010, 5:38 PM
this sucks and nice to know this early on.
DaenerysTargaryen - 6/1/2010, 5:43 PM
I don't trust Avengersnews.com
thwhtGuardian - 6/1/2010, 5:43 PM
Man that's too bad, I loved him on lost
LEEE777 - 6/1/2010, 5:45 PM
LOL Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

TWO-GUN KID! : P
OdinsBeard - 6/1/2010, 5:46 PM
Starsapphire@ seriously, what have they given so far that's been worth it?

but i hope the "rumor" part was just for the "Avengers" movie. hopefully he'll be up for a role in a marvel movie still, just not avengers. honestly tho he would make the best Cap and since he wont be that i really don't care who he plays! he's just awesome!

like i said on the last thread. put him in the Pirates OTC franchise! write him up a part! he would make a fantastic pirate!
InTylerWeTrust - 6/1/2010, 5:48 PM
That's too bad.

But, on the bright side, that means Renner's back in for Hawkeye :)
spiderman620 - 6/1/2010, 5:53 PM
i know the vote is anonymous but i voted MAYBE, only because ive never seen his work and wasnt a huge fan of lost
DogsOfWar - 6/1/2010, 5:53 PM
Nice job Josh! You get an inspector gold star badge for that one, LOL.

Me wonders if AvengerNews' source(s) have dried up or moved on.

IronClad - 6/1/2010, 6:01 PM
so, what you're telling us is to no longer believe ANYTHING AvengerNews puts out? i can dig that. LIARS!!!

JoshWilding - 6/1/2010, 6:12 PM
As I've said above, this is a real pity! I'm happy in the respect that this leaves the role of Hawkeye open for Jeremy Renner but I would have loved to have seen Holloway in The Avengers! His take on Dum Dum Dugan for example could have potentially been very cool, not to mention the fact that it would have meant a larger role for him in the rumoured S.H.I.E.L.D movie!

DOGS: Lol, thanks bud! The amount of "inside sources" that AvengersNews has makes me wonder if they've got half of Marvel Studios on the payroll! :P
DaenerysTargaryen - 6/1/2010, 6:12 PM
I doubt Avengersnews even had sources but they just make up some 'too good to be true' rumors to get fans all happy, but then have our hopes crushed when we find out it was all fake. Either that or they have some pretty bad sources.
DogsOfWar - 6/1/2010, 6:13 PM
They aren't always posting BS. Their first scoop was the Pennington one which was confirmed. Since then everything else (with exception to this) is unconfirmed either way so they still might be true. This is the first thing that has had any push back. At this point they are 1 for 2 with a few possibilities still out there.

They have put out a lot of info in a very short time so we'll see.
DaenerysTargaryen - 6/1/2010, 6:16 PM
oh and I wonder when Pennington will tell us what role he's playing. I'd be hilarious if he was just playing "Shield agent #3"
mindform - 6/1/2010, 6:19 PM
Damn! I was hoping this was true :(
JoshWilding - 6/1/2010, 6:20 PM
OZY: I agree with DOGS actually - they may post a lot of rumours but just because this one wasnt accurate, doesnt mean that their others arent! You cant just assume something is BS without finding out for definite or waiting for official confirmation!
GoldenClaw - 6/1/2010, 6:22 PM
JOSH HOLLAWAY IS ARES THE GOD OF WAR!
droopy1317 - 6/1/2010, 6:27 PM
yea that's too bad. i think he would be awesome in a super hero movie
Hawksblueyes - 6/1/2010, 7:13 PM
Josh: Great work man. Good digging. :)
DaenerysTargaryen - 6/1/2010, 7:14 PM
@multi
don't forget they also said that Nathan Fillion was going to play Ant man, but wasn't that debunked?
SydneySavage - 6/1/2010, 7:29 PM
Starsapphire, that was a rumor that they debunked.

Marvelousnews reported that one and Avengersnews debunked it.

Oh and Poni, I think their articles said: Pennington could be playing Captain Marvel... not confirmed, they put a question mark after it and that no "Kree characters" would be in Avengers.. not references.
DaenerysTargaryen - 6/1/2010, 7:36 PM
@sydney
oh
WakeUp - 6/1/2010, 7:56 PM
Yeah, I'm with multi they got nothing but made up rumors to tease fan boys for a couple hours
Ranger14 - 6/1/2010, 7:58 PM
Well, Josh's agent saying "This is just a rumor" doesn't necessarily mean he is not going to be in the Avengers. It could mean that he hasn't talked with Marvel yet as the article reported. It could mean that he is not up for one of the three parts mentioned. It could just be a smokescreen. One never knows. I am keeping optimistically open that it still could happen. ;-)
RockNRollCC - 6/1/2010, 8:12 PM
Would have been an AWESOME Gambit
ukboy28 - 6/1/2010, 8:19 PM
it's a shame if he isint in avengers? but like folk have already pointed out that the hawkeye role should be for renner's taking :)
SydneySavage - 6/1/2010, 8:24 PM
Would anyone be saying Renner if he wasn't already rumored? I don't think so... lol
ukboy28 - 6/1/2010, 8:31 PM
http://avengersnews.com/2010/06/02/lets-clear-some-things-up/

AvengersNews seem to be defending themselves lol :0
Ranger14 - 6/1/2010, 9:21 PM
ukboy28@ Like I said, his agent saying it is a rumor could just be a smokescreen.
DudeLove721 - 6/1/2010, 10:21 PM
Wait, you mean Avengers News posted a story that is BS? I am shocked!
DaenerysTargaryen - 6/1/2010, 10:30 PM
Avengersnew=
Codeseven - 6/1/2010, 11:17 PM
i voted no because i'd like to see him as gambit in a x-men movie if it ever got rebooted or something.
YohonKalic - 6/2/2010, 1:23 AM
JoshWilding - 6/2/2010, 3:27 AM
MULTI: Good points. I thought that they were the ones who broke the Pennington news but as they're not I'll have to agree with you. As I've said to ukboy below, the whole set up over there as well as all of their mysterious "inside sources" (it's amazing how a pretty much unknown site has so many! just reek of BS...

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HAWKS: Thanks mate! :)

ukboy: Lol, I think that's just their attempt at trying to hold on to what little credibility as a site they have! I'd love to know how they suddenly have all these inside sources...probably because as someone has said on the comments section of that article, it gets them mentioned on bigger sites like this one and pushes their advertising revenue up!
StephenStrange - 6/2/2010, 5:01 AM
..... Why do people make stuff up.. Just to generate hits? Can that really be what it's all about?
johnsonflan - 6/2/2010, 6:22 AM
You realize this post doesn't prove anything either... just saying. All they told you was "It's a rumor".... I don't see how that proves anything for either side of the argument, guess we'll just have to wait and see.
JoshWilding - 6/2/2010, 7:35 AM
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ROBBEATZZZ - 6/2/2010, 7:40 AM
I UNDERSTAND THE FRUSTRATIONS AND SOME GOOD POINTS..BUT IF U THINK ABOUT THE REALITY ABOUT THIS SITUATION...JUST LOOK @ THE NAME OF THE SITE .."AVENGERS"NEWS.COM!?..OK FIRST I DONT WANNA ASSUME THAT SITE IS ALL ABOUT AVENGERS NEWS BUT IF IT IS...THEY ARE GONNA HAVE TO PUT LOTS OF RUMORS JUST TO KEEP THE SITE ACTIVE..BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT THERE IS ONLY SO MUCH CREDIBLE OFFICIAL NEWS ON THE AVENGERS ALONE.
foxfan - 6/2/2010, 11:53 AM
um, i'm still cloudy on one point: is holloway being in Avengers just a rumor, or is holloway being in ANY marvel movie just a rumor? i'm thinking that the sources that said he's in negotiations with marvel are still legit, but the more specific news that he'll be in avengers is the "rumor." is that right? help!
marvel72 - 6/3/2010, 6:01 AM
he could of played an excellent gambit.
maybe a flashback,like a young thor.
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