Earlier we wrote about Warner Bros. poisoning the well for Ben Affleck’s Batman solo film courtesy of some rumors shared by Bret Easton Ellis in an interview with The Ringer. The piece from earlier noted that Ellis had no real horse in the race with Warner, so there was reason to believe that. Now you have to think that’s probably wrong because Ellis has released a statement on Twitter that walks back the quote from The Ringer, almost as if someone called his home and threatened his pets or something — they didn’t, but it’s funny that might’ve happened.
Warner Bros. shadowy death squads aside, Ellis says that he regrets mentioning Batman in the piece at all because the details might not be as clear as intended:
The two executives I was having dinner with were relating the problems they had heard about the script from people working on the Batman project—that’s all. I know no one involved with the Batman movie and I didn’t realize that my comments would make it into The Ringer piece or else I wouldn’t have cited that particular movie—I have no idea what the Batman script is like and I regret that it came off as if I was disparaging the project. Another reason to be careful during interviews.