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Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel Sequel Adds Ben Affleck’s Argo Screenwriter

This is certainly interesting. 

If you’re not the biggest David Goyer fan, you’re in luck. It seems Ben Affleck has brought along a friend for his next superhero ride.

“Warner Bros. is bringing Argo writer Chris Terrio into the Batman-Superman universe,” writes The Hollywood Reporter. “The Oscar-winning writer, who recently changed agencies from CAA to WME, has been brought in to write a draft of the Man of Steel follow-up, the untitled Batman-Superman movie.

Whether you were a fan of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel or not, this move seems like a really positive one to me. Argo was a great film.

THR writes, “David Goyer wrote the screenplay, which is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (Superman) and Bob Kane (Batman). But sources say Terrio has been brought in to get the script in shape before filming begins. Goyer has been tied up with a number of other DC Comics titles including Sandman.”

Besides the Sandman project, Goyer is also working on the Constantine television show. Warner Bros. didn’t comment on the new hire but I have to wonder if Terrio’s addition was part of Affleck saying yes to playing Batman.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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  • Skol Troll

    Argo F-yourself. ;-)

    As a dad of two young girl-geeks-in-training, I’ve been lurking for a while. I thought this reference might be a good way of entering all your convos. Here’s to hoping I’m not a *complete* idiot…

    PS – Argo was really well done. Affleck and Terrio are taking a big risk here, but if it’s 90% of Argo, I’ll be happy.

  • Anonymous

    This is the best news this project has had in a while.

  • Adrian

    Have any prior superhero movies been penned by an Oscar-winner? Or would this be the first?

  • Ian

    The 1978 Superman had one Oscar-winning writer (Mario Puzo) and one future Oscar-winning writer (Robert Benton).

  • Anonymous

    This would be so much greater if it were the screenwriter for the original Argo.

  • Adrian

    Now that, my friend, is a good sign.

  • Anonymous

    This is crazy late to ask, but is Man of Steel worth my time? I still haven’t seen it (go on, judge me, I don’t care!) but I’m wondering if I should give it 2 hours during the upcoming holiday season.

  • Mina

    Sure, why not? If you don’t like it, you never have to watch it again. Might as well go ahead and see. Opinions were pretty much split in half as far as people liking or not liking it, so you’ve got a pretty even chance either way.

  • Alexa

    While I wouldn’t say Argo was “great” as they said here, but it was very good and I certainly enjoyed myself with that movie more than MoS. So here’s to hoping to improvements on Goyer’s less than stellar screenplay attributes.

  • Ivan

    go ahead, watch it twice. Some people didnt like it the first time and did upon the second viewing.