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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fake 'Batman v Superman' Script Writer Has Been Revealed?

Last, week several movie websites including Latino-Review and Movie Web got their hands on what seemed to be the script for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Latino-Review used this script for some of their exclusives like Kyle Raynor and Amanda Waller appearing in the film. Movie Web went onto claim that hardcore nerd Kevin Smith was the one who wrote this screenplay as a gag against movie sites.

Well, Kevin Smith has taken to his blog Silent Bob Speaks to speak on the matter that he isn't the one who wrote this screenplay
There’ve been a few movie websites reporting I might’ve been involved in a BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE misinformation campaign, at the behest of Warner Brothers, director Zack Snyder and producer Chuck Roven. The idea was that everything I’ve ever said about the forthcoming big screen team-up of the World’s Finest is a carefully constructed web of intrigue to throw movie sites off the real track.

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 YOGA HOSERS and now I’m in the middle of MOOSE JAWS. 

However, none of those has been a fake BATS v SUPES 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.

No, anything I’ve said about “Milo and Sage” 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). Funny story though.
 Now we at Superhero Movie News have also gotten our hands on this script and right off the bat could tell it was fake. From the numerous grammatical errors of a "third draft" to continuity errors and way to much fan service with random cameos.

Here is an error in the screenplay where Superman speaks with himself in the dialogue. Amongst other things...
  Now a Twitter user by the name of Arrogant Alien is claiming to be the one who made the fake script that his since gone viral
Now while the script is real and very much fake it was not Kevin Smith nor Warner Brothers who have gone out of their way to make this screenplay. Just a fan who punk'd the internet.

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