Yesterday, we reported on some strange, choice comments from Justice League actress Diane Lane. When asked if she could give audiences some spoilers on the film, and if she expects the film to be better than The Avengers, she responded by saying:
"No, and no. Short but honest - I hate to disappoint, but..."
It was a strangely blunt reaction, and it seemed to imply that she didn’t really mind throwing the film under the bus. Is it possible that Justice League was very clearly not anywhere near the quality of The Avengers, so much so that Lane was willing to explicitly badmouth the film? That certainly seemed to be the easiest way to read her response, but if we’re to believe Lane’s follow-up comment, that isn’t what she meant to say.
ComicBook.com reached out to Lane for clarification, and her representatives responded with the following:
"Diane meant ‘sorry to disappoint’ in reference to revealing anything concerning Justice League that is not already out in the public, and, was declining to comment on a film (Avengers) that she has not seen.
She is thrilled to continue her role as Martha Kent, and appreciates your excitement for Justice League.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to clarify this."
Normally, we’d be one to call BS on a response like this, but it is one that makes sense. When in the throes of a conversation or interview or guest appearance on a talk show, it’s easy to try and use as few words as possible to get across that you can’t answer the question. The first question was easy enough to state with a “no,” but sadly, responding with that second “no” didn’t work quite so well.
Add to that the fact that Lane apparently hasn’t seen The Avengers (and there’s no way she’s seen Justice League at this point, either), and it seems clear that she’s ill-equipped to answer the question. Sure, one could argue that she’s on set, and has read the script (or at least her portion), but that’s never a pure indicator of anything.
In short, we’re likely back to where we started. It genuinely sounds like she meant to say that she simply can’t comment on the question. To those who think she’s just backpedaling because she wants the work, while that’s possible, it also seems equally or more possible that she just got caught up in her words and simply didn’t respond properly.
But what do you think? Did we catch Diane Lane’s Freudian slip, or was it just bad wording on her part? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.
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