Superman: According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rumor mill swirling around Warner Bros. Pictures' next installment of its Superman franchise switched into overdrive Thursday when a Superman logo appeared on www.michaelbay.com, which bills itself as director Michael Bay's "official" Web site.

Although McG has been on board to direct the project since last summer, in recent weeks rumors have been circulating that there are problems between the studio and the Charlie's Angels director over the location of the shoot, according to sources. That has sparked talk that Bay is in line to replace McG.

A Warner Bros. spokesperson maintains that the studio is still very much in business with McG and that rumors about Bay's involvement are "absolutely not true"; a WMA spokesperson confirmed that Bay has not been approached about the film. Bay said through a staffer that the site is operated by a fan and that he had no involvement in posting the logo. It remains unclear who put the tell-tale Superman logo on the site, but by 5 p.m. Thursday it had just as mysteriously disappeared.

Brian B.