Newswire: Fox forced to clarify that The Revenant doesn’t have a “bear rape” scene

In one of those classic press statements that every publicist dreads having to deliver, a representative for Fox has clarified that the upcoming revenge thriller The Revenant doesn’t feature a scene in which Leonardo DiCaprio is raped by a bear. This notification—made to no less a paper of record than Entertainment Weekly—comes after a Drudge Report post earlier today that claimed that the new film from Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu “features a shocking scene of a wild bear raping Leo DiCaprio!” (Exclamation point courtesy of the original source, and a possibly unhealthy fascination with the idea of the Wolf Of Wall Street star being assaulted by a bear.)

We’ve known pretty much since the project—based on a novel by Michael Punke—was first announced that DiCaprio’s character Hugh Glass was going to get mauled by a bear at some point, an event that …

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