Oscar-winning scribe Chris Terrio has entered early discussions to write Warner Bros.’ upcoming film Justice League, according to Deadline. Terrio, who penned the script for Argo, isn’t new to the superhero genre. He recently re-wrote Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, due out in 2016. With Dawn of Justice serving as a prelude to Justice League, retaining the A-list screenwriter for the latter film is a no-brainer.
Terrio’s connection with Ben Affleck – the two worked together on Argo – is likely what brought the screenwriter into the fold to begin with. When Affleck was announced as Batman, fan reaction was loud and almost entirely negative. But Affleck brings more than just his acting ability to the DC Cinematic Universe. He brings credibly and influence to a Warner Bros. that no longer has Christopher Nolan at the helm. Fans may still be upset over Affleck dawning the famous cape and cowl, but the stability he’s brought, most evident with Terrio’s involvement, makes the future of DC movies look bright – even if the Dawn of Justice teases so far are noticeably dark.