We’re about three months away from production officially starting on Batman vs. Superman, which is the working title for the follow up to Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Fans have been hankering for some news about the project and while we don’t have any casting news to pass along, there is something just as sweet making the rounds.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. has received the official first draft of Batman vs. Superman and things are indeed moving along as previously planned. Producer Charles Roven gave an update on the behind-the-scenes action for Batman vs. Superman and noted that a script is in, news that fans have been waiting to hear.
“We knew we had created a world and we had left Easter eggs in the movie that let people know that in the universe that Zack was creating, there was the possibility of other DC characters besides Clark Kent,” Roven says. At that point, there was no script. “We had a sketch of an idea, the beats of a story that David Goyer worked on with Zack,” Roven says. “We have a first draft, and we’re continuing to work with it. Those scripts are never fully finished until the movie is in the theaters. We love the characters — we think that Ben (Affleck) is going to be a really great and interesting Batman.”
The next and most obvious question is what is contained between the front and back pages of that script. It’s a question fans have been debating since the surprise announcement was made back in July at Comic-Con in San Diego.
We likely won’t figure anything out until either more people are cast or we dig deeper into the production months — likely the latter. Still, it’s great to know things are running along and whatever is inside of that script Warner Bros. has is something we are all going to think about.