EW's Hollywood Insiderblog broke the news that funnyman Jonah Hill would appear as Shia LaBeouf's sidekick in 'Transformers 2'. Now that same blog reverses their take on the story:
'Transformers 2' negotiations between Jonah Hill and DreamWorks have broken down, and the Superbad star is no longer expected play a sidekick to Shia LaBeouf in the upcoming sequel from director Michael Bay.
Some fans on this site speculated that the alleged Hill casting was nothing more than disinformation generated by director Michael Bay. Bay promised fans on his own website that the production team would be actively planting lies in the press to keep fans on their toes.
Whether or not the Hill story was such a hoax is unknown, but it's clear that Bay simply announcing a disinformation campaign instantly casts doubt and confusion among any reports about 'Transformers 2'.