I was perusing Reddit recently, my go-to for questionable celebrity gossip and people asking 'am I the a***hole?' (always yes), when I came across a post that made me laugh out loud.
It was a screenshot from juicy goss Insta account Deuxmoi about the casting of the upcoming Wicked movie. Now, I bloody love Wicked - who doesn't? - so I was excited. The blind post suggested that lots of 'big names' were being considered for the role of the Wizard, but "not James Corden".
Among many of the comments, one person stated: "Angel of Music please keep James Corden out of this movie".
Watch: Lest we forget one of Corden's biggest roles was in... Cats. Post continues below video.
In 11 words, they surmised the thoughts and feelings of the entire sub, and many other vocal pop culture fans right across the internet.
As the first Wicked casting announcements were made (Ariana Grande as Glinda! Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba!), fans took things further. Namely, with a very succinct petition to Universal Pictures, which is producing the movie.
"James Corden in no way shape or form should be in or near the production of Wicked the movie," it reads. "That's pretty much it."
It has garnered more than 70,000 signatures in four days.
James Corden is everywhere, and the people have noticed. He's in all the musicals. He's on stage at all the award shows. He's dancing in the streets of Los Angeles dressed as a mouse. My main question is... why?
Corden's career up until this point is actually quite spectacular, and with every new role he takes on, that becomes more true.
He began his career in theatre at 18, starred in British TV advertisements in the late 1990s and had small television roles throughout the early 2000s. He guest starred on the extremely popular Little Britain, and starred in British drama Fat Friends from 2000 until 2005.