Kevin Smith on Batman V Superman fake script rumours

News Simon Brew 9 Jul 2014 - 06:54

Rumours that Kevin Smith has written a fake script for Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman movie? They're just that.

A strange rumour has been doing the rounds for a few days now, that suggested that Kevin Smith had been hired by Warner Bros to pen a fake script for Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The plan, according to the original report, was for Smith to write a screenplay, that Warner Bros would then deliberately leak to movie websites and bloggers. Said movie websites and bloggers would then write about it, and thus take the focus away from the real script, and real spoilers.

It's a potentially fascinating story. The problem, as you might expect, is that it's not true.

Writing on his own website, Smith has now directly addressed the rumour, talking about how he's penned five screenplays in the last year. "However, none of those has been a fake BATS v SUPES script", he wrote.

"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". He added that anything he's said about Batman V Superman so far "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".

The full post is here, which includes a few details on Smith's assortment of upcoming projects.


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I'm quite a fan of both but missed this falling out, why haven't they talked to each other in years?

Word is that Jennifer Garner is not a fan of Kev.

Don't think they fell out. Think they're both just busy with their own things: Smith does multiple podcasts & has thrown himself back into making films, while Affleck writes, directs, acts. Plus, both have families.

Smith did say he'd emailed Affleck and asked him for a Fatman on Batman interview, and Affleck said he would when he had time. So I think they're still close, just leading separate lives.

Yeah, apparently she dislikes his sense of humour.

Fair enough and thanks for the reply. Just seems odd for people who are close to not speak to years. I just read about Ben having a pop about Kevin opening his store or something. Might have been made up, I have no idea but it didn't seem pleasant.

Warner Brothers doesn't play those types of games. You gullible goofballs.

thats a shame

yeah...jut like how they didnt leak The Flash pilot online a few weeks ago.......

You do know the difference between Warner TV and the big boys over at Warner Brothers Pictures, right? One of the largest MOVIE studios on the planet don't play around with 200 million dollar plus movies.

So what you are saying is that because you don't have an adequate rebuttal you are going to make it sound like you have some kind of "inside line" into hollywood.

get over yourself, dude. I am done here.

So what?!?

its almost a shame the fake script may have been hilarious if he wrote it

Oh come on Michael. Rumours and tittle tattle are for children and women. We are men - act accordingly.

fight fight fight!

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