Obviously, Chris Terrio does not have a good memory of his time in the DCEU. Hired by Warner to rework Batman v Superman, the screenwriter openly accuses the studio of having sabotaged the end of the film, for reasons of economy. Deemed too long by the producers, this new opus will therefore have suffered from unjustified cuts e s and with a much less dark end than expected . And for Terrio, the pill remains hard to swallow. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the writer explains how painful this experience was for him. His confidences could finally explain why the movie has received so many negative reviews.
Batman v Superman: the screenwriter does not assume the film! - Credit:DC Entertainment
Also known as Justice League, Terrio does not seem ready to repeat the experience. Without a joke, the author-screenwriter delivers on the table his resentment over the undisguised desire to sacrifice his work.
An angry screenwriter
“Obviously, the Warner judges my writing too dark. And that’s the whole point, ”Terrio confirms. The screenwriter still categorically refuses the studio's choices, particularly concerning the course of Batman. "Initially, Batman is a dark and tortured character, so I would have liked to see the end of the film bring him on the road to redemption" adds the screenwriter.
Because Terrio had everything planned and wanted to continue this guiding arc in Justice League. “Batman needs to understand his mistakes the better to remember them. At the end of the movie, he has to be the Batman we know and he has to be ready to create the Justice League, ”he says.But that's not the only concession Terrio had to make. Indeed, the screenwriter was also forced to censor these ideas of development on the character of Superman.
Despite this first experience, Terrio still agreed to collaborate on Justice League. But his work was just as complex on this production. The for Wonder Woman was still unfinished at the time, which forced the writer to work without any foundation to avoid mistakes. Outraged by the result, Terrio did not hesitate to call on his lawyer to see his name disappear from the credits . However, he does not hold it against Wheedon because he admits not having met him, nor worked with him directly.
So upon discovering the Snyder Cut, Terrio was pleased that the public could finally judge his work. initial on parts. Screenwriter accepts even the critics, virulent or not, satisfied to see his work finally come to life without organized sabotage!