Here's a speedy demise to a rumor that popped up last week: Sam Worthington is not going to take on the role of 'Flash Gordon' in the 2012 film about the evergreen comic-strip hero.

Just before the end of the year, rumors picked up that the 'Avatar' and 'Terminator Salvation' star was in competition with Ryan Reynolds for the role popularized by Buster Crabbe in the late 1930s and early '40s in a series of movie serials (and later forever immortalized by Sam J. Jones in a very campy 1980 version -- which had a theme song by Queen).
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