Studio Denies Reports That Leonardo DiCaprio Is Raped by a Bear in The Revenant
"There is clearly no rape scene with a bear," a Fox spokesperson told Entertainment Weekly
Fans who were thinking of skipping Leonardo DiCaprio’s next big film after reading reports on Tuesday that The Revenant includes a disturbing sequence with a bear can now rest easy.
A Fox spokesperson told Entertainment Weekly that the upcoming survival drama does not include a scene where the actor’s character is raped by a bear.
“As anyone who has seen the movie can attest, the bear in the film is a female who attacks Hugh Glass because she feels he might be threatening her cubs,” the studio spokesperson said in a statement. “There is clearly no rape scene with a bear.”
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The Revenant is based on true events involving 19th-century explorer Hugh Glass (DiCaprio), who made a nearly 200-mile trek to civilization to seek vengeance after his cohorts left him for dead and killed his only son.
The scene in question appears briefly in the film’s trailer and shows DiCaprio being viciously mauled by a bear.
The Revenant hits theaters on Christmas day in a limited release, before premiering wide on Jan. 8, 2016.