A Dawn of Justice extra's spoiler leak could cost him $5 million

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Oct 17, 2014

An extra on the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set just risked big bucks by leaking spoilers to a local TV station.

Zack Snyder's followup to Man of Steel and setup for Justice League has been shooting in Michigan for quite a while now, and local news crews have, naturally, turned a curious eye to the production. This week, one of them -- NBC affiliate WLIX-10 -- struck gold when an extra from the film agreed to come forward and provide them with plot details about a recent shoot at a Michigan State University art museum. 

According to the extra, the scene involves a red carpet event that will devolve into a fight between Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisneberg), which will also involve paparazzi and the military. The extra also spilled the news that Hunger Games: Catching Fire star Jena Malone will play Carrie Kelley, aka Robin, in the film. Those are juicy details, to be sure, and WLIX landed a nice scoop for themselves, but perhaps the most interesting part of the story is the extra.

Speaking anonymously, with a disguised voice, on WLIX, the extra revealed that he signed a confidentiality agreement with Warner Bros. when he began working on the film, and that if he's caught breaking that agreement he could be fined $5 million. That's right, Warner Bros. is taking spoilers from the set that seriously at this point, though their measures don't seem to be working if this extra is willing to head to the local news station and spill the beans.

The whole story is an interesting insight into not just how much Warner Bros. wants to keep the film secret, but how far some people are willing to go to leak spoilers. Now we wait and see if the extra will be caught, or if he'll have even more to say in the future. Click here to watch the news report. What do you think? Was it worth it for him to do this?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters in 2016.

(Via The Wrap)

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