Justice League Movie Looking To Bring Back Batman v Superman Writer
Tomorrow could very well end up being one of the most memorable days in the history of comic book movies. Both Warner Bros. and Marvel Studios will be delivering presentations to the crowds of Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, and what's expected is a slew of major announcements about future superhero films. But while everything will become official tomorrow, that's not stopping stuff from leaking out early - which is how we've come to this new report that the upcoming Justice League may have already found a writer.
This news comes to us from Deadline, which says that Academy Award-winning screenwriter Chris Terrio is now the number one choice to work on what is expected to be DC Comics' biggest feature to date. According to the site's sources, Warner Bros. was so impressed with Terrio's rewritten screenplay for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that they want to lock him up for what they describe as "DC Comics‘ answer to Marvel’s Avengers juggernaut." At this time no deal is officially in place, but WB is apparently courting him for the gig.
Chris Terrio first entered the DC Comics scene all the way back in December when he was hired by Warner Bros. to do a rewrite on the script that had been written by David S. Goyer and developed based on an story by Goyer and director Zack Snyder (who is also currently attached to helm Justice League). While Terrio is still rather new to Hollywood, he broke out in a big way back in 2012 when he wrote the Oscar winning screenplay for Argo - which was made by Warner Bros. and directed by Batman vs. Superman's Ben Affleck.
We'll likely know a lot more tomorrow, but for now the Justice League movie really is starting to take shape. A good number of the main stars have already been found, with Henry Cavill playing Superman, Ben Affleck playing Batman, Gal Gadot playing Wonder Woman, and possibly Jason Momoa playing Aquaman and Dwayne Johnson as Shazam (we've also heard that Broadway star Ray Fisher is attached to play Cyborg). No release date has been officially announced, though it has been rumored that Warner Bros. is looking to have the movie ready to be released in May 2017 - one year after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. If this is true, it's possible that the two blockbusters could wind up filming back-to-back - but, again, nothing has been confirmed.
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This article was first published on July 25, 2014 and was last updated on September 6, 2014.
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