So, you know all those rumors and casting updates we’ve been getting about Batman v Superman? There’s a chance they are all decoys! Movie Web has cited an anonymous source that purportedly works on the Dawn of Justice production, claiming the news has all stemmed from a fake shooting script penned by none other than Kevin Smith himself. The prevailing theory is that Warner Bros. commissioned Smith to write a script to throw everyone off the trail of the real film.
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 Justicewhich 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.
If they want to prevent actual plot twists and surprises from leaking, or if they want the fake spoilers to cast doubt on the real ones for us, this isn’t a bad way to go. It does, however, seem like a lot of work just to keep things under wraps. Of course, its not even close to the amount of secrecy involved in the production of, say, Return of the Jedi.
Either way, this is why I usually wait to post spoilers. They often get shot down as soon as they go viral. At this point I’ve not sure what to believe, but we at Caped Crusades are going to keep digging to keep you in the loop!
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