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.

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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  • I would be fine if it was just Snyder, Terrio and Affleck working on the script and story. Really don’t like Johns’ Batman. Or his Superman. Or his WW. Or anyone he writes outside of GL, Flash and Aquaman. But he does have some great ideas. The talent is really cool and this is movie has me more hyped than I can express

  • GAB

    When someone write something in a script already made, doesn’t mean that he have rewritten everything. Geoff Johns and Ben Affleck have adjust something regarding Batman/Bruce Wayne, considering that the next solo Batman movie will be released after Justice League and it will probably set chronologically after JL. Also, Johns can be a consultant regarding the continuity and the faithfulness of the storyline regarding the respect of the rapresentation in the comics.