Late last week a crazy rumor surfaced which claimed that Warner Bros. hired Kevin Smith to write a fake Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice script that they then leaked to movie websites to distract fans from what Zack Snyder was really working on. There really is a fake script going around online (it just showed up in my inbox for the first time today), but it was not written by Smith.
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 8, 2014
Here’s what Kevin Smith had to say about the whole situation in a blog post:
There’ve been a few movie websites reporting I might’ve been involved in a BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE misinformation campaign, at the behest of Warner Brothers, director Zack Snyder and producer Chuck Roven. The idea was that everything I’ve ever said about the forthcoming big screen team-up of the World’s Finest is a carefully constructed web of intrigue to throw movie sites off the real track.
However, none of those has been a fake BATS v SUPES script. C’mon, kids… No major studio would let a guy like me near their franchises – even if it was for a dummy script meant solely to fool the news sites. (Don’t know if it’s true or not, but this Twitter user is claiming credit for a fugazi script that’s currently being reviewed online.)
No, anything I’ve said about “Milo and Sage” was based on an image Zack showed me while hosting a MAN OF STEEL online event at Yahoo many months back. The little I know of the flick beyond that I learned from some cats involved (though never BatFleck himself; as I’ve said a few times now on the Babble-On podcast, beyond email, I haven’t spoken to Ben in years). Fun story, though.
Head on over to Kevin Smith’s blog to read the full post, where he also talks about future projects that he’s working on.