In any event...
a) April Fool's joke? Maybe. But it's not fucking April yet. Keep that in mind.
b) Thinking outside the box? Yes. Mr. Raimi tends to do that.
c) Legit or not, I'm behind this simply due to the fact that it's an unheard of plot device. Come at me, bro.
In the bleak life and modern times
Under grey skies and electric light
Mortal men are living gods
More real than any god ever was