Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice screenwriter Chris Terrio has some choice words related to the theatrical release of the movie. In particular, he says that Warner Bros. sabotaged the movie by taking 30 minutes out of its running time. He further objects to the long title.
Chris Terrio, who worked with Ben Affleck to win an Oscar Argo, recently spoke about his time in the DCEU in an extensive interview. The filmmaker, who also cooperated Justice League, was brought in by Affleck to do a rewrite on Batman v Superman. As he explains, stripping for 30 minutes after the cut did a lot of harm. Here’s what he had to say about it.
“If you got 30 minutes out of Argo like they were from Batman / Superman, it wouldn’t make any sense at all. Critics would say ‘what a lazy scenario’ because the characters have no motivation and it’s not coherent. agree with them. “
When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters five years ago, it wasn’t the version that Zack Snyder originally intended. The Ultimate Edition arrived later, adding 30 minutes to the running time and clarifying a lot. The general consensus is that the longer version was better. But Warner Bros. didn’t have it before release.
As Chris Terrio puts it, his job was to “create a story and a tone where Batman could be that person, and where two heroes could get to the point of fighting to the death.” Taking 30 minutes away from that work didn’t help. And as for the title of the movie? Let’s just say Terrio is not a fan.
“I wrote drafts of the Batman / Superman movie, which I didn’t call Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. I didn’t name the script. In fact, I found out what the movie was called along with the rest of the movie. on the internet. I was not consulted about the title of the movie, and I was just as surprised as anyone. I wouldn’t have called it Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. “
The title was long and criticized prior to the film’s release. It remains unclear who is responsible, but Chris Terrio said he suspects it was the marketing department. The writer went even further to express his disgust by saying the following.
“I heard it and I thought, in a way it just sounds self-righteous and stupid. Tone-deaf. The intention of the movie was to do something interesting, dark and complicated, not like Las Vegas, destroy them, WWE- match as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. “
A recently remastered 4K IMAX version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be available soon on both disc and on HBO Max. Chris Terrio is also happy with Zack Snyder’s Justice League is in the world for not being a fan of the theatrical version, which was largely a product of Joss Whedon’s rewrites and re-shoots. You can watch the interview in its entirety on Vanity Fair.
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