Revenant, The: DiCaprio’s Character Does Not Get Raped by Bear

DiCaprio’s character, Hugh Glass, does not get raped by a bear in The Revenant. 

A report hit Matt Drudge’s Drudge Report that sent the Internet into a frenzy, claiming that DiCaprio’s character in the upcoming movie is victim to a violent rape at the hands of a bear. Journalists and other industry figures who have seen the movie subsequently clarified that DiCaprio is not raped, but simply brutally mauled by the bear.

Fox, the studio behind the film, decided to also set the record straight by issuing a statement, maintaining that the Drudge Report is incorrect.

The report on Drudge quotes a source saying that “He is raped – twice!,” and claims that people in the audience walked out of theaters in disgust of the scene.

The Revenant, directed by Oscar winner Alejandro González Iñárritu and also starring Tom Hardy, debuts in limited release on Christmas Day, and goes wide January 8, 2016.