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Batman Vs. Superman Hires Oscar Winning Argo Screenwriter

Weird as it may sound, Ben Affleck's presence in Zack Snyder's upcoming Man of Steel sequel won't be the only connection that the project has to the Best Picture Academy Award-winning film Argo. In addition to already having the movie's director and star on board, The Hollywood Reporter has now learned that the production has now enlisted Chris Terrio, Argo's Oscar winning screenwriter.

When the untitled Batman vs. Superman movie was first announced back in July at San Diego Comic-Con, it came with the news that the project was being developed based on a story by Snyder and David S. Goyer, with Goyer taking care of screenwriting duties. It was confirmed by producer Charles Roven in November that Goyer completed the first draft of his version, but even at that time it was said that there was still some tweaking that needs to be done. Terrio will be doing his own rewrite of the script and has been tasked to "get the script in shape before filming begins."

In addition to Affleck, who is playing the sixth official live-action feature film version of Batman, the film also stars Henry Cavill (as Clark Kent/Superman), Gal Gadot (as Wonder Woman) Amy Adams (as Lois Lane), Diane Lane (as Martha Kent), and Lawrence Fisburne (as Perry White). Jason Momoa is currently in talks for an unspecified role, and just this morning we learned that Joaquin Phoenix is Warner Bros. top choice to play a key role in the movie (which is guessed to be Lex Luthor).

It's hard to say what Terrio's comic book background is, if not only because he doesn't have a filmmography filled with a variety of titles just yet. Prior to scripting Argo his only other feature writing credit came from his work on the 2005 drama Heights, which he also directed. Still, his Argo script was so utterly fantastic that it's hard not to be excited by this news.

Are you happy that Warner Bros. is reaching out to a new screenwriter to help on Batman vs. Superman, or do you think it would have been better for them to just stay in-house with Goyer and Snyder handing all of the script writing dutes? Are you confident that Terrio could produce a good script for the film? Let us know what you're thinking in the comments section below!

Eric Eisenberg
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