Not just an actor, nor merely a director, it’s now being suggested that Oscar-winning writer Ben Affleck was involved in shaping the final screenplay for “Batman v Superman.”
It might be easy to forget — some would say convenient to do so — that Ben Affleck in fact won his first Oscar for co-writing “Good Will Hunting” with Matt Damon.
His second? For directing 2013’s Best Picture, “Argo,” which he also starred in; Chris Terrio, credited for the “Batman v Superman” script alongside David S Goyer, secured an Oscar of his own for that earlier adaptation.
Though Affleck was brought in to lead “Batman v Superman” as the Caped Crusader, opposite Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel, he nonetheless found himself making adjustments to the script before going in front of camera, Us Magazine now claims.
Citing an insider source, Us has the actor “all suited up for the day in his Batman suit” before then “reworking the script… on multiple occasions.”
Affleck’s other writing credits include feature length directorial debut “Gone Baby Gone” and a new “Batman” film which, just like “The Town” and “Live by Night,” he has been asked to act in as well as write and direct.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” expanding Warner Bros’ vision of the DC extended universe with introductory appearances for Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa), is set for international release the week of March 25.