Did WB Leak A Fake BATMAN v SUPERMAN Script? Written By Kevin Smith?

Did WB Leak A Fake BATMAN v SUPERMAN Script? Written By Kevin Smith?

The plot thickens! The website, Movie Web, was contacted by a source who claims that a purported leaked Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice script is actually a fake.

Yo, this is some Inception-like stuff going on. Instead of a dream within a dream we've got a rumor inside of a rumor. Tonight, Movie Web was contacted by an "anonymous source deep within the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice production." This source, claims that Warner Bros. hired screenwriter/director Kevin Smith ("Clerks") to write a bogus script for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The strategy was to spread this script across the internet. This new information comes on the heel of two recent rumors that came from Latino Review and Badass Digest. I'm a bit skeptical about this email as its timing seems a bit convenient. Badass Digest cautioned the script they've seen has some red flags, and a few short hours later someone comes forward claiming that WB planted that script. As I said, the timing is mighty convenient. Below, is the email movieweb.com received.
This isn't a scoop regarding the plot or the details of the Batman v Superman movie or am I writing you in order to spoil or disappoint the general public.

My insider info regards a who has been the source of the vast majority of leaked information as regards to the movie and more importantly why.

Up until last year I worked for as a PA for a Warner Bros. exec until I was promoted to marketing. It was here I and several others where approached to work, directly and indirectly, for Susanne Knoll and sometimes Deborah Snyder.

It was here that I became a part of a particular strategy that Warner Bros has been using to great effect.

Early this year a Screenplay for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which was commissioned by Warner Bros was leaked to several gossip sites. It was a scanned PDF of the entire screenplay baring a official Warner Bros watermark.

This script has been the source of almost every leaked detail about the movie for the last six months. It has been posted on sites then quickly removed due to cease and desist letters from Warner Bros.

While the screenplay is legit and the watermark is legit and it is was commissioned by Charles Roven himself...

But it is written by neither David S. Goyer or Chris Terrio.

It was written by Kevin Smith.

Late last year both Charles Roven and Zack Snyder approached Kevin Smith with a early treatment for the film and It was Kevin Smith who came up with the idea to write an entire screenplay based on it but with several huge red herrings and changes which do not appear in the final film. These include plot points and characters etc etc. and 'leak' it online.

This script was distributed by myself and others to gossip sites and movie sites like aintitcool, latino review, movie pilot, etc etc

My job was to pose as a worker at Warner Bros who was leaking the screenplay.

There were several others involved who posed as recently fired members of the production, interns and special effects artists and we all spread the misleading info around the web.

None of this was done maliciously and was a strategy to misdirect much of sites that intended to spoil the film.

BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE - Zack Snyder will direct. It's written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. The film stars: Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The cast also includes: Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. Will arrive in theaters May 6, 2016.
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Member Since 7/12/2010
Filed Under "Batman vs. Superman" 7/3/2014 Source: movieweb.com
DISCLAIMER: ComicBookMovie.com is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
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ALegendaryPanda - 7/3/2014, 8:18 PM
What the [frick]??
UrichLeeds - 7/3/2014, 8:19 PM
UrichLeeds - 7/3/2014, 8:19 PM
They [frick]ing got us good.

Sick bastards.
Nick56 - 7/3/2014, 8:19 PM
Knew WB was [frick]ing with people lol
Abary - 7/3/2014, 8:20 PM
Quite interesting
JAC - 7/3/2014, 8:20 PM
If this is true then (as much as I was going to give the rumors honest to god chances if they were true) I am SO HAPPY! Plus even MORE EXCITED for the movie, ESPECIALLY since we literally know nothing other than what Snyder has told us!
Mrcool210 - 7/3/2014, 8:21 PM
wait...woah......thats actually [frick]ing genius, way to go WB. Now we can be surprised when comic con comes around, BRING IT ON!!!!

yonny616 - 7/3/2014, 8:21 PM
I was going to post this, but I didn't know if the source could be considered credible or not.
GiantNerd - 7/3/2014, 8:22 PM
So this pertains to everything we've heard thus far?...
DCGuy - 7/3/2014, 8:22 PM
was just talking about this in the chat! great move by WB & DC more hype more buzz!
AlexanderLykins - 7/3/2014, 8:23 PM

That is me not giving a darn what Kevin Smith is doing.
Desrow - 7/3/2014, 8:25 PM
GiantNerd - 7/3/2014, 8:26 PM
So Jesse Eisenberg isn't Lex Luthor? Oh thank God. :)
batmanvsuperman - 7/3/2014, 8:26 PM
Wait what?
JackRyan9859 - 7/3/2014, 8:26 PM
Why do you keep posting the gay pics of Superman and Batman??
Mrcool210 - 7/3/2014, 8:26 PM
LEts hope they still post this script to places, even if its fake, i still want to read what they came up with.
AlexanderLykins - 7/3/2014, 8:29 PM
Yeah, because Warner Bros. has nothing better to be doing than working on a fake script with Kevin Smith.

Nice job!

TheGambitFreak - 7/3/2014, 8:29 PM
All these sites keep rewriting to some effect, "Our super-duper, inside production source has a pdf copy of the script." Then why don't you release it to the public? Wanna get popular, release it, don't make an article so 20 people may be able to see a glimpse of it before WB takes it down. I want to read the fake script, dammit!
MrSotoMan - 7/3/2014, 8:29 PM
@nailbiter11- What was the source giving you info on? What is so spooky?
SonGoku - 7/3/2014, 8:29 PM
JorL5150 - 7/3/2014, 8:30 PM
is the script leak a hoax, or is saying the leak is a hoax actually THE hoax?

are the hoaxers in collusion- or are hey all concurrent but unrelated hoaxers?

and were they on the grassy knoll at dealy plaza?
AlexanderLykins - 7/3/2014, 8:30 PM
What? I must not be following the flow of the thread very well. Please explain.
yonny616 - 7/3/2014, 8:30 PM
@Nail Ah okay. I always take anything unofficial with a 1/4 of a grain of salt. The story is interesting none the less. Well that's the risk with "inside sources".
Nomis - 7/3/2014, 8:30 PM
LOL! That "sunny" Superman pic with the ballons cracks me up everytime!
JorL5150 - 7/3/2014, 8:31 PM
the beauty of it is a degree of plauisbility-

kevin smith HAS been in the mix since they hired him to promote the MOS bluray.

its actually not a bad caper.
JorL5150 - 7/3/2014, 8:33 PM
what if major institutions- like god- are also a hoax?

wouldnt that be a hoot?
OnePunchBaldy - 7/3/2014, 8:33 PM
This pertains to everything that was rumored for the past 6 months.
MrSotoMan - 7/3/2014, 8:33 PM
I honestly.........don't know who to believe anymore.......
DatGuy - 7/3/2014, 8:33 PM
So that's why Kevin Smith has been dick riding Zack Snyder and DC so much.
MrSotoMan - 7/3/2014, 8:34 PM
JosephKing - 7/3/2014, 8:35 PM
I don't doubt WB would do that, but the timing is suspicious. It looks like someone read Devin's article/comments and made this story about Kevin Smith writing a fake script. Not buying that, but I also don't buy this pdf stuff. The real script is safe and we'll have to wait and see.
Bekss - 7/3/2014, 8:36 PM
If it was as bad as badass digest said then that shows how good are all those rumor sites, believing everything they read even if it's clearly fake
KALel3412 - 7/3/2014, 8:36 PM
I knew it. there was just too much going on. im sure there will be the cameos and stuff, but some stuff was too much.
TheGambitFreak - 7/3/2014, 8:37 PM
Oh, and if you didn't get the hint of sarcasm in my comment, I was trying to agree with @Nails. Movieweb may be entirely truthful here. But come one... They'd have to at least post a cellphone pic of the fake script to get my attention.
AlexanderLykins - 7/3/2014, 8:37 PM
That Kevin Smith picture is too good.

JorL5150 - 7/3/2014, 8:37 PM
for "man of steel" there was ten tons of BS.

it was going to be based on mark waids (SHIT) "birthright"

lyndsey lohan was lois lane- THEN

lyndsey lohan was lana lang

it would NOT lead to a shared universe

yadda yadda

and every time - oh the internet melted a little more.

WombRaider - 7/3/2014, 8:38 PM
Kevin Smith thinks he's the king of the fan boys. truth is, hes a [frick]ing awful writer, a terrible comedian, and he makes movies a 10 year old would find funny
TheOverlord - 7/3/2014, 8:39 PM
I sooooo hope this is true. Kevin Smith FTW.
AlexanderLykins - 7/3/2014, 8:39 PM
Starting to get an Inception vibe from this movie.

JorL5150 - 7/3/2014, 8:40 PM
im starting to wonder-
am i REALLY JorL5150?
do i even LIKE boobies?

man- i gotta go get high
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