After working with Ben Affleck to bring Argo — the story of the CIA pretending to make a science fiction movie to rescue six Americans trapped in Iran during the 1980s — to life, Chris Terrio came in to overhaul the Batman v Superman script. He was brought on board to take a whack at punching up the script originally written by Man of Steel scribe David S. Goyer (who also had a hand in the scripts for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight films). He reportedly did heavy rewrites to what Goyer turned in.
Moving forward, Terrio, who also has an Oscar on his shelf thanks to Argo, has been tapped to tackle the scripts for the superhero team ups we’ll see in Justice League, Part One in 2017 and Justice League, Part Two, which drops in 2019. As Affleck and Terrio’s stock continues to rise, it’s becoming more and more clear who the focus of the DCEU is going to be, and that it’s Batman. On the other hand, Henry Cavill is still struggling to find an identity outside of his role as Superman, and this summer’s flop The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is not doing him any favors (which is a shame, because the movie is actually a lot of fun).
We’ll see how all of this shakes out over the next few years, starting when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25, 2016.