Batman Vs Superman: new writer, Joaquin Phoenix for villain?

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19 Dec 2013 - 06:47

The screenwriter of Argo is hired for Batman Vs Superman, and Joaquin Phoenix is apparenty earmarked to play the villain...

Two bits of news to do with Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman Vs Superman movie here. Firstly, it's being reported that Warner Bros is recruiting Chris Terrio to come and do some rewrite work on the project. Terrio won an Oscar earlier this year for his script for Ben Affleck's Argo, and he's going to be doing some work on David S Goyer's Batman Vs Superman screenplay ahead of the film going into formal production next year. We suspect Mr Affleck may have had an influence there.

There's also a major casting rumour doing the rounds, which suggests that Joaquin Phoenix is on the film's radar. And not just for any old role either: Phoenix looks like the choice for Batman Vs Superman's villain, and although the role hasn't been named, it's expected to be that of Lex Luthor.

Variety, which broke the news, cautions that Phoenix isn't a certainty to accept, given that he's turned down big budget movies in the past. Once we know more though, we'll pass the news your way.

Batman Vs Superman arrives in cinemas on July 17th 2015.

The Hollywood Reporter.

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