/fake-batman-v-superman-script-written-and-leaked-by-kevin-smith/Last week, we reported that director Kevin Smith was responsible for floating a fake Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice script, which he wrote himself, to various movie news outlets and bloggers. This had supposidley created a storm of fake rumors circulating on the Internet, heavily reported on by Latino Review and /batman-v-superman-may-introduce-3-lesser-known-dc-comics-heroes/Badass Digest. While Kevin Smith stayed quiet about the rumor throughout the weekend, he has now come forward to finally answer the question.
No. He didn't write a fake Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice screenplay.
The previous story claimed that Kevin Smith wrote the screenplay in conjunction with Warner Bros., so that the studio could purposely leak the script to throw the scent off what director Zack Snyder was actually attempting to accomplish with Batman v Superman.
Kevin Smith went onto clarify on his personal Silent Bob Speaks blog about the fake script in question, revealing that he had no time to write a trick screenplay, but he enjoys the idea none the less.
Since last year at this time, I've been enjoying an unexpected period of prolificacy with screenplays. It all started with Clerks III and was followed by me finishing nearly 5 scripts in a year, including the fall release Tusk. After Tusk, I penned Anti-Claus (formerly COMES THE KRAMPUS) and a sitcom pilot that's now seeing some action (both co-written with Professor Andy McElfresh from the EDUMACATION podcast). Then I wrote no_movie|Yoga-Hosers and now I'm in the middle of no_movie|Moose Jaws.
However, none of those has been a fake Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice script. 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. (Don't know if it's true or not, but this . Twitter user is claiming credit for a fugazi script that's currently being reviewed online.)
No, anything I've said about "Milo and Sage" was based on an image Zack Snyder 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 Affleck in years). Fun story, though.
It still hasn't been verified if the screenplay currently circulating around the internet is an actual Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice script, or if it was faked by another writer. Son of Arrogance is claiming to take responsibility for it now. But there's no telling if there is any truth to this. Check out what he had to say:
Well I did it. Bvs.DoJ— Arrogant Alien (@SonofArrogance) June 30, 2014
Batman V Superman pic.twitter.com/TMHhvW77BK— Arrogant Alien (@SonofArrogance) July 1, 2014
Well @ThatKevinSmith is going to talk about something tomorrow that I put together in less than a week and then went viral.— Arrogant Alien (@SonofArrogance) July 8, 2014
This has gone to far. I wrote a bs screenplay in 5 f**king days and now kids are insulting each other on the net over it. It was a JOKE!— Arrogant Alien (@SonofArrogance) July 8, 2014
Kevin Smith made a big deal about addressing the rumors solely so he could debut a poster for his new horror movie Tusk. Check it out:
Behold... The Tusk Poster!
One year ago from this moment, I was writing a script based on a then-recent episode of SModcast. One year later, I present to you the poster for the actual movie! At TuskTheMovie you can hear a truncated version of the podcast from whence the picture came, SModcast 259: The Walrus & The Carpenter. I'll show the first trailer in 2 weeks, during my Hall H panel at Comic-Con. A24 releases the flick in the states this fall, with Sony International handing lots of the distribution in the non-U.S. marketplace.
WHAT DO YOU THINK? I am in love with the poster. Captures the movie perfectly. Big thanks to the folks at Ignition who designed it!"
Well, what do you think?