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 didnâ€™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 weâ€™re to believe Laneâ€™s follow-up comment, that isnâ€™t what she meant to say.
ComicBook.com reached out to Lane for clarification, and her representatives responded with the following:
“Diane meant â€˜sorry to disappointâ€™ 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, weâ€™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, itâ€™s easy to try and use as few words as possible to get across that you canâ€™t answer the question. The first question was easy enough to state with a â€œno,â€ but sadly, responding with that second â€œnoâ€ didnâ€™t work quite so well.
Add to that the fact that Lane apparently hasnâ€™t seen The Avengers (and thereâ€™s no way sheâ€™s seen Justice League at this point, either), and it seems clear that sheâ€™s ill-equipped to answer the question. Sure, one could argue that sheâ€™s on set, and has read the script (or at least her portion), but thatâ€™s never a pure indicator of anything.
In short, weâ€™re likely back to where we started. It genuinely sounds like she meant to say that she simply canâ€™t comment on the question. To those who think sheâ€™s just backpedaling because she wants the work, while thatâ€™s possible, it also seems equally or more possible that she just got caught up in her words and simply didnâ€™t respond properly.
But what do you think? Did we catch Diane Laneâ€™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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