One of the big stories going around this last weekend was that a Batman V Superman script many sites received a PDF of was actually part of a massive disinformation campaign launched by Warner Brothers. The story said that the script was written by Kevin Smith, and now we know the truth.
Smith updated his blog to set the record straight:
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.
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. (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.)
So there you have it. The script wasn’t written by Kevin Smith, but it could still be fake and all a big hoax.