Everyone who saw Man Of Steel had their own opinions and they were divisive, to say the least. Chris Terrio (Academy Award winner for Argo), screenwriter for the upcoming Batman v Superman, defended the criticism of Superman's solo movie and compared shooting BvS to that of an independent film. He shows a dedication to his craft and one cannot help but admire him.
He sat down with the Wall Street Journal and gave this amazing interview. He had a lot to say during the interview and he wasn't originally going to write the Justice League movie. Here's what he said:
“I initially thought I wasn’t the guy to do Justice League”and went off to work on something else. But the first day I went to the set, I saw Jesse [Eisenberg] in a scene with Holly Hunter and I really did feel like I was watching some strange, great performance in an independent film."
"At that moment, I thought, 'I’m not done with this yet. I want to go back and keep telling the story.' Batman v Superman is a bit of an Empire Strikes Back or Two Towers or any similar middle film in a trilogy. The middle film tends to be the darkest one. I do think from Man of Steel through Justice League, it is one saga really."
I expect Justice League will be tonally not quite as dark as Batman v Superman. From that point of view, I felt compelled to go back and try to lift us and myself into a different tonal place because I think when you write a darker film, sometimes you want to redeem it all a bit.”
You really have to understand where he's coming from — this is making me wonder though, how dark is Batman v Superman really going to be? I would love to see Batman joking around with Aquaman about how he's way cooler than he is. I honestly do not mind the darker aspects of superhero movies, but I really do not like doom and gloom all the time either. If both of his upcoming movies (Batman v Superman and Justice League: Part One) are extremely successful, will he write the second Justice League movie? Let's see what he had to say:
"I have written Justice League Part One, but I won’t necessarily write Part Two. This has been the most rigorous intellectual exercise I’ve had in my writing life. For Batman v Superman, I wanted to really dig into everything from ideas about American power to the structure of revenge tragedies to the huge canon of DC Comics to Amazon mythology. For Justice League, I could be reading in the same day about red- and blueshifts in physics, Diodorus of Sicily and his account of the war between Amazons and Atlanteans, or deep-sea biology and what kind of life plausibly might be in the Mariana Trench."
"If you told me the most rigorous dramaturgical and intellectual product of my life would be superhero movies, I would say you were crazy. But I do think fans deserve that. I felt I owed the fan base all of my body and soul for two years because anything less wouldn’t have been appreciating the opportunity I had.”
This sounds like this man put a whole lot of effort into his work and until Batman v Superman comes out we all should be extremely excited. I do worry however, if Dawn Of Justice is a failure, will the fans protesting his resignation make a difference? No, he's already put the final touches to the Justice League: Part One script and it starts production in April. So, I really hope this goes well for him because of all the hard work he put in writing these films. I am extremely excited and cannot wait to see both of those movies.