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.
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