In case you weren’t aware, there’s been a particular Twitter account (@RogerWardell) that’s been deemed the great “Marvel Leak”, supposedly displaying all of Kevin Feige and crew’s plan for the upcoming Phase 2 movies. We initially reported on this during the “Viggo Mortensen as Doctor Strange” craze when we broke that story, but we’ve yet to double dip into that wave of info because of the overwhelming aroma of “bullshit” leaking off every Tweet.
Well, our olfactory senses were proven right after a recent talk with our friends at Sunday Morning Rejects. They had a chance to talk to Mr. Wardell in their latest podcast, and when the subject of his ominous Tweets was broached, he didn’t seem to have a great answer about his source. In fact, he was downright skittish.
Check it out in the show below, Wardell enters at about the 36 minute mark.
After listening to him and where he gets his information, I don’t think Roger is a phony. His sources, however, are another story.
Their information is highly speculative, most of it downright silly and they’ve been right less than a handful of times. Everyone said that the Skrulls/Chituari were Loki’s army and in the end they were right.
Should Wardell continue to post this information? No, because people are getting tired. It was fun for a while, but it’s getting old. But then again, people don’t have to follow Roger and they don’t have to beat him up and berate him. He’s participating in this fandom in the way that he sees fit and I respect him for that.
In laymen’s terms, Roger Wardell is a liar. A fraud. A downright no-good unreliable guy.
UPDATE: This previous statement seems to have drawn a lot of ire from the commenters, so let me address it. Here at UTF we strive to bring you the best fanboy news we can find. We hunt stories down on all corners of the interwebs, and then present them to you with our own commentary. If a story is a rumor, we’ll let you know. We only ever scribble these rumor articles from RELIABLE sources; ones who’ve been proven (e.g. Latino Review & HitFix).
We gave Roger Wardell a fair shake when he first hinted at Doctor Strange in the Marvel Universe, and ever since that story went viral, his Tweets have become increasingly ambiguous, and even when they are lucid, they’ve been frequently proven wrong. Plainly said, he’s not a reliable source.
And let’s not mince words… Roger Wardell is only as good as his “source” (whose existence I very much doubt). Fanboys don’t follow his Twitter account because he provides witty commentary or the cutest cat pics. They follow him because he claims to have the “inside scoop” on Kevin Feige and the Marvel Universe.
He doesn’t. He never did. What Roger Wardell does possess is a very heavy knowledge of Marvel canon, a keen ear for the latest movie news, and a hand for creating elaborate Tweets.
Now, when I asked Caleb if Roger Wardell is a “phony”, he responded with a very gentlemanly e-mail. He simply stated that he doesn’t believe Roger himself is false, but his sources are. As you know, I’m not a gentleman. In fact, I’m a bit of an asshole, so I’ll call it like it is… Roger Wardell is feeding everyone bogus information for a bit of attention. He is very much a liar. His Tweets are consistently proven wrong, yet he continues to supply info from the same mysterious “source”. Even when he is right, which has only happened rarely and once we’ve actually been able to see the Marvel film he’s writing about, he’s only using his own fanboy knowledge to arrive at his theories. He doesn’t have a ‘source’. He’s just very crafty and knowledgeable about the Marvel Universe. So all this nonsense about an “insider” is completely bogus.
We ran this article in order to inform our audience to STOP BELIEVING ROGER WARDELL. He’s failed all the tests and isn’t reliable.
That’s my word. What do you think of the matter? Sound off below.
BTW, one of our super secret sources, whose a friend of a friend of Kevin Feige’s second cousin said…
A strange Ryder will make his appearance in GOTG
Maybe I should start a new twitter account with some Nostradamus style Tweets, too?