Chris Terrio Compares Writing ‘Justice League’ To Greek Mythology

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We’ll meet a number of Justice League members later this month in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, ahead of their roles in Justice League – Part 1, which starts shooting next month in London, and of course their respective standalone movies down the line.

All of these upcoming movies that will be set in the DC Extended Universe were mapped out by Snyder with the help of screenwriter Chris Terrio, who recently put the finishing touches on his Justice League – Part 1 script. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Terrio revealed what drew him to the project:

“Given the scale, you would think the whole thing has a corporate stench, but the way we worked there was this quality of, ‘I can’t believe they’re letting us do this.’ In superhero stories, Batman is Pluto, god of the underworld, and Superman is Apollo, god of the sky. That began to be really interesting to me—that their conflict is not just due to manipulation, but their very existence.”

The article also mentions that Terrio did quite a lot of prep work to get a better understanding of all the heroes, including studying deep sea biology, which means that we’ll definitely visit Atlantis at some point in the movie:

“[Terrio] studied red- and blueshifts in electromagnetic physics to think about the Flash, investigated deep sea biology in the Mariana trench to create the world of Aquaman and read the Greek historian Diodorus of Sicily’s account of the war between Amazon and Atlantis to better understand Wonder Woman.”

Lastly, the Academy Award winner went on to say that this was by far the hardest project that he has ever worked on, despite the fact that it’s a superhero movie:

“If you told me the most rigorous dramaturgical and intellectual product of my life would be superhero movies, I would have said you were crazy.”

What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to meeting the rest of the Justice League members in the near future? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section.

Source: Wall Street Journal

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • Adam Clay

    According to Wonder Woman in Justice League – War, they’re a pantheon of their own:

    Batman – Hades (Pluto)
    Flash – Hermes (Mercury)
    Green Lantern – Apollo
    Cyborg – Hephaestus (Vulcan)
    Shazam – Zeus (Jupiter)
    Superman – “Unlike anyone I’ve ever met before…”

    • Vegas82

      Every time I watch JL – War I wonder if they’re going to be using that particular story line as inspiration moving forward. Feels like it could fit with what they’re doing so far.

      • Adam Clay

        The costumes in that movie are some of my favorites ever. I’d be down to see that story line adapted.