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