In news that should not surprise anyone — well, besides the outlet reporting it — Deadline shares that Warner Bros. is eying their Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice screenwriter Chris Terrio to pen their upcoming Justice League film.
The outlet reports that “after he absolutely crushed the script on that film,” the studio is eager to have him come back for more DC Comics-centric big screen antics. Despite billing the news as a “BOMBSHELL,” this seems like a pretty expected move from the studio: here is a company desperately trying to build out their own cinematic universe to compete with Marvel’s highly successful franchises and overarching series, so why would they not want to bring back a lauded scribe to keep things moving right along?
Terrio already has one Oscar under his belt — he penned Ben Affleck’s Argo and received numerous accolades for the script, including that little golden man — and he’s also got a ton of other stuff cooking up, including another feature with Affleck, penning his Bunker Hill.
That tight relationship with Affleck (Batman!) certainly can’t hurt, but Terrio’s work is already strong on its own. Could he be Warner Bros.’ golden goose? They could certainly do far worse for themselves, so let’s hope this news pans out. Considering we’re smack in the middle of Comic-Con, now sure would be a nice time to officially announce it.
The Warner Bros. Comic-Con presentation will begin shortly — it kicks off in Hall H at 10AM Pacific Time. Will they be bringing a Terrio-centric announcement with them? We’ll find out!
The Affleck- and Henry Cavill-starring Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on May 6, 2016.
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