Yep, you read that right.
Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, known for The West Wing, The Social Network, Moneyball and Steve Jobs, could soon be writing a superhero film.
ComicBook.com scored an exclusive while talking to Sorkin on the red carpet at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. When asked if he would ever consider writing for the cinematic world of superheroes, Sorkin revealed that he would soon be in talks with both DC and Marvel.
“I happen to have meetings coming up with both DC and Marvel,” Sorkin said. “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.”
It would certainly be interesting to see him writing a feature for either the DCEU or the MCU. Sorkin’s writing comes with his particular brand of dialogue, quick, layered wordplay with a rhythm all of its own. He hasn’t exactly tackled the big, action-heavy blockbuster before, but teaming him with up with other appropriate writers could result in a fresh, different type of superhero script. As he admits, comic books aren’t really his forte, so let’s just hope he finds the right character to work with and gets to some intensive studying.
Next up for Sorkin is his feature directorial debut, Molly’s Game, a true-story drama starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner and Michael Cera. Sorkin has also penned the feature, which is expected to be released later this year.