Rewrites are a common practice in the world of film, even more so with comic book films. THR reports that Batman Vs Superman‘s script from Zack Snyder and David Goyer will undergo rewrites from Chris Terrio. The Oscar-winner wrote Ben Affleck’s screenplay for Argo, which won last year for Best Adapted Screenplay. I’m sure Warner Bros. is hoping to recapture some of the Argo magic, by brining-in Terrio onto the project.
Zack Snyder returns as the Man of Steel sequel’s director as the cast is lead by Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck with supporting cast members Amy Adams, Gal Gadot and Laurence Fishburne. We could also see actors such as Jason Mamoa (Game of Thrones), Joaquin Phoenix (Her, Gladiator) and Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of An Empire, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) also take roles in the film. Production is expected to begin this February with a release date set for July 17th, 2015.
While I did believe Argo was overhyped, that aspect was from the performances and not the writing. Terrio is an excellent writer and could make a great addition to the DC team. I wouldn’t be shocked if Chris ends up tagging along to whatever DC project Affleck decides to direct in the future, as I have my hunches that Ben might be looked at to direct new Batman films. What’s the point of having an Oscar winning director playing Batman if he’s not next inline to direct future films? Having Goyer outline stories and Terrio write the screenplay could be a way to push new films forward, if they do end up continuing the Batman saga with Ben.