Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’ Movie Had Some Help From ‘Justice League’ Scribe Chris Terrio
With Ben Affleck no longer directing the solo Batman movie (guess he finally watched Live by Night, huh?), the search is on for a new director to take his place. Amid various reports regarding Affleck’s exit from the director’s chair was an interesting tidbit of news you might have missed: The screenplay for The Batman, penned by Affleck with DC’s own Geoff Johns, received a rewrite from Chris Terrio.
Per Deadline, Terrio wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay for The Batman, which is currently seeking a new director — one who will collaborate with Affleck to bring his vision of the Dark Knight to the big screen. Terrio previously won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Affleck’s Argo, and more recently worked on the screenplays for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the upcoming Justice League.
Affleck remains on board The Batman as producer and star (of course), while Warner Bros.’ shortlist of potential directors reportedly includes Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes), George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Matt Ross (Captain Fantastic) — and exactly zero women.
The film, which does not yet have a release date (seemingly allowing WB a little more wiggle room to get their ducks in a row), is also set to star Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon and Jeremy Irons as Alfred.