Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice writer Chris Terrio is reportedly wanted by Warner Bros. to pen its planned Justice League. The much anticipated superhero blockbuster is expected to follow the Man of Steel sequel sometime in the near future.
The news that Warner Bros. is already looking at a writer makes fanboys (and girls) even more excited than they already are in anticipation of seeing Batman v Superman in Zack Snyder’s flick. Chris Terrio penned the script for Argo — which earned him an Oscar — and Deadline reports that the studio is very much interested in his services for the mother of all superhero movies, Justice League.
WB and DC Entertainment have started to ramp up the campaign to compete in a more direct manner with the very successful Marvel and its continuous string of lucrative blockbusters — something fans have been clamoring for a long time. In that spirit, it was announced that Zack Snyder was already on board to continue the saga of DC’s best known superheroes and that Batman v Superman will serve to set the plot in Justice League.
The mash-up is expected to be DC’s answer to Marvel’s Avengers series and Terrio would bring his new-found popularity with directors to the table. The Argo scribe was not well known before he penned the Ben Affleck Oscar winning drama, but has seen an increase in demand for his services ever since.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the precursor to the much talked about Justice League movie (hence the “Justice” portion of the title, who many dislike, by the way). The studio is moving forward with the film, which will be directed by Snyder, Warner Bros. president of worldwide production Greg Silverman told the Wall Street Journal in late April.
“It will be a further expansion of this universe,” Silverman said at the time, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. “(‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’) will lead into ‘Justice League.'”
It is expected that the main cast from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will reprise their roles, including Henry Cavill (Superman) — who signed a three movie contract when he starred in Man of Steel — Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), among others.
Even though little is known about the plot, except that Batman and Superman are in opposite camps, little tidbits have been suggested. The most interesting one is that we will see a “more mature” Batman and Superman will face the consequences of his actions in Man of Steel. Maybe the San Diego Comic-Con will shed some light on other pieces to fill in the puzzle.
Are you excited to hear that the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice writer will join Justice League?
[Image via Bing]