It seems David Goyer has a lot on his plate, including scripting the new ‘The Sandman’ movie as well as a string of lower budget movies like ‘Suicide Squad’, ‘Booster Gold’, ‘Deathstroke’ and ‘Team 7’ (yeah, this was the first I was hearing about them too), that after completing his take on the ‘Batman Vs. Superman’, he isn’t available to revise it. Enter Chris Terrio, the writer behind Ben Affleck‘s Academy Award-winning flick ‘Argo‘. Terrio himself won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay, so now we have an Oscar winner working on the comic book based follow-up to ‘Man of Steel’! Obviously, Affleck, who is playing Bruce Wayne/Batman had something to do with Terrio’s inclusion, not that that is a bad thing.
People were initially skeptical about Affleck in the role, but does reuniting him with the writer of his Best Picture of the Year winner help change that? It seems many have already taken a “wait and see” stance, but this should help things even further.
Set to hit theaters on July 17, 2015, ‘Batman Vs. Superman stars Affleck along with returning Man of Steel Henry Cavill, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Lawrence Fishburn as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent with newcomer Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Recently Jason Momoa and Joaquin Phoenix were also rumored to be up for possible villain roles. (Is it just me or is Joaquin Phoenix the last person in the world that you’d ever expect to be in a comic book movie? He’s one of those super serious method actors. I’d think he’d spit at someone who offered him this kind of role.)
What do you think? Will that elevate ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ to a higher level of quality than other super hero movies?
Source Slash Film