On the heels of the news that Warner Bros. is eyeing actor Joaquin Phoenix for a role as the villain in the upcoming, and currently untitled, Batman vs. Superman film, the studio hits us with even more big news. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has brought on screenwriter Chris Terrio to revise the script.
When being considered for a position, it always helps if you are in good with one of the film’s stars. It just so happens that this is the case for Terrio. He has a good relationship with Ben Affleck, who has a pretty important role in the film. I mean, his character’s name is in the title after all.
Chris Terrio write the screenplay for the film Argo, of which Affleck both directed and starred in.
Screenwriter David S. Goyer originally wrote the screenplay for the film, which is based off of characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster for Superman and Bob Kane for Batman. Goyer has been tied up with a number of other projects, which include Sandman and Justice League, both for DC.
THR’s sources say that Terrio has been brought in to get the script in shape before filming begins.
The film, being directed by Zack Snyder, will star Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck as Superman and Batman respectively. It will also star Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and most recently Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman.
Batman vs. Superman is scheduled to be released on July 17, 2015.