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Bret Easton Ellis Retracts Batman Script Rumor

Bret Easton Ellis who’s an author and screenwriter, was quoted in an interview for The Ringer, on how the executives of Warner Bros. didn’t care there were problems with the Batman script that Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns have been working on for the solo Batman film for the DC Extended Universe.

“I was having dinner with a couple executives who were complaining about people who work on the new Batman movie. They went to the studio and they said, ‘Here’s 30 things that are wrong with [the script] that we can fix.’ And [the executives] said, ‘We don’t care.’” — Bret Easton Ellis

Since the article was released, outlets have chosen to take the quote as something worth reporting on, and not seeing it for what it was, which is a hearsay from multiple different sources, who may have no actual access to the Batman script to comment on the quality of it.

Due to the news blowing up like it did, Bret Easton Ellis retracted the quote via Facebook and Twitter, stating he regrets ever mentioning the Batman film, that if he knew it would be used in the interview, as he nor the people he was talking with had any actual direct involvement to the Batman film.

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  • GAB

    It was obviously a fake information. Warner Bros. knows how important Batman as a character is, we are talking about a studio who produced The Dark Knight Trilogy, directed by Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight was nominated for 8 Academy Awards, and won two. WB respects Batman a lot. Ben Affleck is one of the best directors and writers out there, he won an Oscar when he was in his early 20s for Best Screenplay and his third movie as director, Argo, won the Oscar for Best Picture. He clearly knows how to write a script and how to direct better than most of the people of Hollywood. Ben Affleck is a great filmmaker and The Batman movie is in good hands, no doubt.