Are Warner Bros. And Kevin Smith Trolling Hollywood Gossip Blogs With Fake Superman v Batman Script?
Latino Review just ran another big rumor from Superman v Batman, claiming that the movie would introduce three more villains to the quickly growing DC cinematic universe: Victor Zsazs, Morgan Edge, and David Cain. Badass Digest, claiming to have gotten their hands on a shooting script for the movie, named the following characters and easter eggs for the movie:
Kord Industries, Jason Todd, a Shuster Street in Metropolis, Kyle Rayner, Carrie Kelley, Thanagar, mentioning Hob's Bay, the President is named Diane Nelson, who just happens to be the president of DC Entertainment.
But the latest rumor, from MovieWeb, is the best of all. According to one of their sources, Clerks director and reality show mogul Kevin Smith, in conjunction with Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder, wrote a fake Superman v Batman script and leaked it to the press, purposely to throw them off the scent, and this fake script is the source of all the rumors that have been circulating about the movie for roughly the past year.
If true, this is an epic troll by the studio, and probably has idiot gossip bloggers fuming with rage. So, well done Kevin Smith, you fat bastard. And even you, Warner Bros. You did something... smart. And funny.
Here's the letter MovieWeb was sent revealing the nefarious plot:
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.
Who do we believe? Are the rumors real? Are the rumors about the rumors real? Augh! My brain hurts!
We've said it before, but it's best to treat all rumors from Hollywood gossip blogs as bullshit, or at least logical speculation. That doesn't mean we'll stop posting them, of course. We still like unique hits. But at least we have the decency to put a question mark at the end of our headlines.
We'll keep you posted.
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