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Aaron Sorkin reveals he has meetings with DC & Marvel

03.29.2017
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You know what would’ve made STEVE JOBS and THE SOCIAL NETWORK better? Tights. Or a super suit. Or an iron super suit that was tight in the crotch. Any of it, really, and if you think like me I have some good news for you, because the scribe behind those movies, Aaron Sorkin, could be flexing his superhero muscles quite soon.

While taking a moment to talk with Comic Book while at Cinema Con to promote his new movie, MOLLY'S GAME (with the amazing Jessica Chastain), Sorkin opened up about some upcoming talks he has planned with DC and Marvel, and hopes that his lack of comic book knowledge can turn into full-on fanboy syndrome...for the right character:

I happen to have meetings coming up with both DC and Marvel. I have to go into these meetings and tell them as respectfully as I can that I’ve never read a comic book. It’s not that I don’t like them, it’s just that I’ve never been exposed to one. So, I’m hoping that somewhere in their library is a comic book character that I’m gonna love and I’m going to want to go back and start reading from the first issue on.

Sorkin has yet to have these meetings, and who knows which brand he would go with, but I don’t think I’m alone in thinking this is the strangest piece of comic book news yet. Sorkin is known for writing dialogue-heavy character drama, most notably in the biopic realm. A giant blockbuster gig would not only be out of the ballpark, it would be in an Amazonian village where the villagers don’t even know what a ball is.

But, I would be into it. I’m a fan of Sorkin’s work and I think STEVE JOBS was one of 2015 best films. SOCIAL NETWORK is obviously great, and THE NEWSROOM was pretty good too. I would wanna see a comic book film from him even if just for experimental purposes. What would it even look like?  I’m all for an Avengers walk-and-talk, but at some point they gotta stop walking and start punching. Can Sorkin concoct a great punching scene? Let’s roll the dice.

Read our coverage of MOLLY'S GAME at Cinema Con here!

Source: Comic Book

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8:43AM on 03/30/2017
Don't forget Sorkin is responsible for The American President film which inspired 7 seasons of The West Wing not to mention Sports Nite as well. Apparently he's just a major a-hole, but a brilliant writer. I would love to see him tackle something in the super hero universe. The politics of it all seems like it would make a good fit for him.
Don't forget Sorkin is responsible for The American President film which inspired 7 seasons of The West Wing not to mention Sports Nite as well. Apparently he's just a major a-hole, but a brilliant writer. I would love to see him tackle something in the super hero universe. The politics of it all seems like it would make a good fit for him.
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6:04PM on 03/29/2017
I think Sorkin is ever so-slightly over-hyped as one of the "greatest living screenwriters" but the dude is surely talented and in a whole different league than the overwhelming majority of writers that Marvel and DC have worked with in the past. Them inking a deal with them would be nothing but good for either company.
I think Sorkin is ever so-slightly over-hyped as one of the "greatest living screenwriters" but the dude is surely talented and in a whole different league than the overwhelming majority of writers that Marvel and DC have worked with in the past. Them inking a deal with them would be nothing but good for either company.
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2:21PM on 03/29/2017
He would have probably enjoyed Daredevil. I love the way this man writes dialogue. Maybe DC needs him more than Marvel does at this point
He would have probably enjoyed Daredevil. I love the way this man writes dialogue. Maybe DC needs him more than Marvel does at this point
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