‘Batman vs. Superman’ Script Getting Rewrite by ‘Argo’ Writer

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Batman vs Superman movie logo 2015 Batman vs. Superman Script Getting Rewrite by Argo Writer

Batman vs. Superman should be the greatest things that fanboys the world over have ever seen (and maybe it will be, when it’s all said and done), but so far the production has been nothing but a battleground over potential story direction, potential characters – and of course, the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.  The rumors just spiral on from there…

One other big point of contention has been the script. The script for the Superman reboot Man of Steel by Dark Knight Trilogy story writer David S. Goyer left people divided. Some people thought that Goyer taking the screenplay reigns (instead of the Nolan Bros. adapting his story to screenplay as with the Batman films) resulted in inferior work. Which is why today’s news of a Batman vs. Superman script rewrite is something significant (at least in geek culture). 

THR reports that Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio is coming in to do the rewrite of the script by Goyer. The word is that Goyer has been busy in his new role as DC universe architect and has been overseeing other projects (the Sandman adaptation is mentioned), thereby preventing him from doing the polish needed before production really ramps up in early 2014.

Argo Review starring Ben Affleck and John Goodman Batman vs. Superman Script Getting Rewrite by Argo Writer

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A cynical mind could read into the fact that the studio doesn’t already have a polished script; but then again, those same cynical minds may be for once elated at the news that Goyer’s work is getting re-worked by an Oscar-winning writer. Of course, while Terrio may hold a golden statue for Argo (a film not without its critics), that movie was also his debut feature-film screenplay, so this will be quite a sophomore undertaking.

No doubt Affleck and WB have faith in the man who just helped net them major awards – and as much as I’m not a David S. Goyer hater (he has his ups and downs – who doesn’t?), I don’t think I’m off the mark by saying that there will be very few people (if any) who are aghast that another writer is being brought in. The pieces are already on the board, so Terrio providing a steady pulse and gripping thrill level (which Argo certainly had) is not a bad way to go.

…Could I dare call this a win for everybody? (It’s the internet, so probably not…)


Batman vs. Superman will be in theaters on July 17, 2015

Source: THR

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  1. “The script for the Superman reboot Man of Steel by Dark Knight Trilogy story writer David S. Goyer left people divided.”

    Divided ? Man Of Steel was awfully written.
    It contradicted itself too much & had unnecessary ends of characters who died in vain.

    1. Jonathan Kent: Dies to prove a point which ends up in done in vain because if Clerk went out it no one would’ve leaped to the conclusion of alien, & his heroic feat could’ve been spon into pure luck.
    Also the Man Of Steel goes around saving people even before he gets the Superman suit, so whoever he saved before meeting Lois Lane knows his face.

    2. Nearly Everyone died on Krypton for no reason.
    A. It was pointless to imprison Zod & his gang of misfits
    B. Lar-El died on Krypton for no reason.
    Zod commits a crime, gets caught & sentenced to die in the phantom zone.
    Okay well since Zod was to die then why not let Zod roam Krypton instead of saving him & his gang of misfits by putting them in the phantom zone.

    • People on Krypton died, Lara died, Zod got imprisoned, for no reason? That’s not no reason that’s lore, that’s these character history, so your problem is with these characters origins not the script.

  2. @VW
    2. Instead of standing there looking stupid on Krypton, why not save the remaining civilization by sending them into the phantom zone.
    And obviously they’d have away out too. IF Zod can create something from nothing then the rest of the Kryptons can too.

    3. So Superman sends Zod band of misfits back into the phantom zone when they proven they could escape from in the first place.

    Man Of Steel was just poorly written, i have absolutely no faith in Batman/Superman because it’s a fanservice movie like Man Of Steel was.
    Marvel movies at least has an overall plan, DC movies is getting thrown together & hoping it sticks.

    • @VW

      It sounds like your complaint is with Superman lore – because everything from that film was straight from the established mythos.

      And to explain it all to you quickly: The elders of Krypton never believed Jor-El. So, they never expected to die. Lara didn’t leave because she had nowhere to go, and no one to be with.

    • ‘DC movies is getting thrown together & hoping it sticks.’
      The batman trilogy is better than anything from marvel entertainment.

    • ‘DC movies is getting thrown together & hoping it sticks’
      The batman trilogy is better than anything from marvel entertainment.

  3. And this is why I was excited Ben Affleck was cast as Batman.

  4. I know its a year later but this is still the best news about BVS. Goyer needed to go…..