Warner Bros.' superteam followup to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice might already have found its screenwriter.
We've known for about three months that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will indeed be followed by Justice League, a movie many fans have been waiting years to see. We also know that Man of Steel and Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder seems to be sticking around to direct the film, which is poised to be Warner Bros.' biggest superhero effort ever. What we didn't know is who would script this behemoth. Now it seems we might already be acquainted with him.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-winning Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio has been courted "for months" by Warner Bros. to take the lead on the Justice League script, after turning in a well-received rewrite on Dawn of Justice. The report cites "sources" saying that Terrio was tasked with setting up Justice League during his Dawn of Justice work, and it seems the studio would now like him to follow through on those setups with a second film.
That might be a problem, though, as Terrio has expressed interest in transitioning to directing jobs, so he may not want to devote much more of his time to Warner Bros.' major superhero machine. For the moment, though, it seems he's the guy the studio's intent on getting.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to hit theaters on May 6, 2016, and the Justice League film will reportedly begin production shortly after that project is finished shooting. We'll see if Terrio ultimately decides to stick around.