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.

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By nailbiter111 - 7/3/2014
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.
Source: movieweb.com
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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
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/3/2014, 8:20 PM
Quite interesting
Sipprelle - 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!
DlAMONDZ - 7/3/2014, 8:20 PM





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!!!!



LETS DO THIS!!
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!
nailbiter111 - 7/3/2014, 8:23 PM
yonny616 - You can post Movie Web stuff, but yeah, they aren't a slam dunk with their scoops. But, I have seen them get a few right, which I can't say for other sites that claim to have scoops. I would still look at this info with cautious eyes.
AlexanderLykins - 7/3/2014, 8:23 PM


That is me not giving a darn what Kevin Smith is doing.
nailbiter111 - 7/3/2014, 8:25 PM
The real spooky thing about this email is that it shadows what I experienced last year with my "source."
Desrow - 7/3/2014, 8:25 PM
GiantNerd - 7/3/2014, 8:26 PM
So Jesse Eisenberg isn't Lex Luthor? Oh thank God. :)
DlAMONDZ - 7/3/2014, 8:26 PM
We thought we knew details about the movie, turns out we don't know shit!!

Gandhi - 7/3/2014, 8:26 PM
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.
Gandhi - 7/3/2014, 8:28 PM
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!

TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 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
@0megaDaGod
What? I must not be following the flow of the thread very well. Please explain.
Gandhi - 7/3/2014, 8:30 PM
I wish that MCU had also lied to us and Michael Bay is secretly directing Avengers 2
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?
KidGoku - 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.......
DAMMIT!
DatGuy - 7/3/2014, 8:33 PM
So that's why Kevin Smith has been dick riding Zack Snyder and DC so much.
Gandhi - 7/3/2014, 8:33 PM
@EthanSmith but then... if they faked the fake....or if the fake is legit but they want us to think that the fake is a fake....

0megaDaGod - 7/3/2014, 8:33 PM
Forget whether or not this is true

Does anyone else see how awfully written that email is?

DAYUM son
AlphaAndDecima - 7/3/2014, 8:34 PM
And El Maybe and Devin fell for it as I presume their "info" was from this "script".

And the laughs keep comin'!
MrSotoMan - 7/3/2014, 8:34 PM
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