happy new year mate there is no validity to the rumours sometimes, as you know, studios tend to just scat ideas and they leak out - but its the first i have heard about it mate. samSO - if there is a runoff for the part of FLASH GORDON, Sam isn't aware of it. Well, I guess we brought it to his attention now. But he was not going out for the part or involved in capturing the role. But as he puts it, this could be a thing where those involved are fishing for reactions. With Sam playing a cyborg, an Avatar and Perseus back to back to back... Him playing FLASH GORDON would seem a bit much in terms of playing iconic character SciFi and Fantasy Characters - And I have to admit, I really would love to see him in a L.A. CONFIDENTIAL type of movie... and actually - he might be a great candidate for CAPTAIN AMERICA and frankly... FLASH GORDON would be an interesting part, so long as tonally he plays it very different from these other characters. What do you folks think? You have seen his rather wonderful work in his Aussie flicks right?