Will Mark Ruffalo be the next Columbo? File under "maybe."
Can you will a thing into existence just by wanting it badly enough? Despite what Disney movies might have taught you, this usually isn't the case... except when it is. Screenwriter Gary Whitta (The Book Of Eli) can't be the only one who's noticed the striking resemblance between actor Mark Ruffalo (aka Bruce Banner) to Peter Falk in Columbo -- which obviously begs for a modern remake. (For those of you in the audience who don't know who Columbo is, you can catch up on the 70s detective on Netflix.)
But in tweeting about it, it's possible Whitta actually willed this project into existence, as Ruffalo himself responded saying he's been approached by Ed Solomon (who worked with Ruffalo on Now You See Me) about an all-new Columbo.
Does this online chatter mean we'll see a Columbo reboot staring Ruffalo? Hollywood ideas come and go, so this is still solidly in the "maybe" category (at best). But we're going to be extra nice to Gary Whitta just in case he actually can make such things happen via the power of Twitter. (And we hope that moving forward, Mr. Whitta will continue to use his powers for good.) Come on, Hollywood -- you can do this for us, your biggest fans, right?