Mark Hughes Talks on Justice League Rewrite by Geoff Johns and Ben Affleck


When Chris Terrio took on the daunting task of writing for the DC Extended Universe, he did so with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, with the idea that the former would be the darkest of the two films he was writing and the latter being more traditionally upbeat.

Now it looks as though some rewrite may have happened, but not due to any negativity from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or what was in store for Justice League. According to Mark Hughes, writer for Forbes, Chief Creative Officer at DC Comics Geoff Johns and Ben Affleck (Batman), who are both writing The Batman, have done some rewrites to the script to better tie in with their upcoming solo film.

Hughes says that while Affleck’s main contribution was in large pat to his character and its connection to the solo film, Johns did a bit more. We do know that Johns also co-wrote Wonder Woman and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he is co-writing on further projects, so its possible he is focusing on rewrites based around the writing he did for Wonder Woman or other future films in the DC Extended Universe.

Of course none of this has been confirmed by Warner Bros., Geoff Johns, Ben Affleck or Zack Snyder, so at this moment it’s all up in the air as to whether there’s any truth to any of this, but Mark Hughes was one of the writers that went on the set visit that happened a few months ago. Also it should be said that rewrites, even during a film’s shooting is not unusual, so if true it’s definitely not a surprise and more of a confidence builder.

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