Last night, Kevin Smith promised the world answers as to whether or not he had written a fake script to Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The rumor has only been around for a couple of days, but boy has the internet caught fire with confirming or denying the validity that Warner Bros hired Smith to perpetuate the biggest Hollywood smokescreen since Argo in the 1970's. As promised, the Fatman who loves Batman delivered a statement definitively landing on the side of the truth: He, in fact, did not write the fake draft.
On his official Twitter feed, Mr. Smith's short but sweet rebuttal went as follows:
Short, sweet, and with no profanity; Kevin Smith's tweet also carried a link to a more detailed debunking of the Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice screenplay rumor. At the core of his exoneration, Smith had this to say:
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.)
Not only did Kevin Smith prove pretty clearly that he didn't write the fake Batman v. Superman Dawn Of Justice script, he also proved that he couldn't have done so. The man's been too busy pushing his own product to sell for anyone else, other than the odd remark here and there. As if anyone had a shred of doubt about his busy schedule, the man himself was kind enough to drop some details on Tusk. Specifically, when we'd be able to see the first trailer, as well as this extremely creative poster that tells us about that story he's been planning to share with us since last night.
Looks like another open and shut case for those of us here at Cinema Blend: Special Rumors Unit, and that's just the way we like them! Kevin Smith hasn't written a word for Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and that's all anyone has to say about that. Unless, of course, the studio somehow gets the idea in their heads to let him take a pass at future re-writes. But that's getting ahead of the game. In the meantime, expect Tusk sometime this fall, with the trailer premiering at Kevin Smith's Comic Con panel. That premiere will be followed shortly after by an online release.
Want to learn more about who did write the script? Click over to the next page to unmask the allegedly self revealed culprit.
For those of you who are more curious than the cat that satisfaction had to bring back, we present to you a quick rundown on the culprit behind the Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice script. A Twitter user by the name of Arrogant Alien had posted the following message on their Twitter feed:
So allegedly, the Twitter user known as Arrogant Alien put together a script in 5 days to throw everyone off of the Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice scent. True to the path that was laid out in previous speculation, Arrogant Alien thanked "Ms. Knoll" in their Twitter feed. However, this does conflict with actual name of the alleged contact. Ms. Sue Kroll. As astute as Kevin Smith was in sniffing them out, Arrogant Alien was as astute to follow the news about their handiwork, and confirmed as much with the following tweet:
Now that the truth is out, our Arrogant Alien is apparently being hunted with a particular sense of zeal and ire.
However, this whole sordid affair still needs one last element before the story can be resolved: the studio needs to either confirm or deny this was even their doing. It wouldn't damage Warner Bros to confirm the truth, in fact it'd be confirmation of a pretty damned smart move. Denying wouldn't hurt either, because as we all know anyone can say they did anything on the internet, and fabricate the proof that they need to back it up. We may never know who the Arrogant Alien is. For all we know, the Arrogant Alien isn't even male, or isn't even a singular person. Until we hear anything officially conclusive, this is just going to have to be one of those unsolved Hollywood mysteries.