Marvel & DC Are Both in Talks With Aaron Sorkin

Marvel Studios and DC Films often compete against each other to win the hearts of audiences with their respective shared universes. Now, the studios are also competing for screenwriter and producer Aaron Sorkin, in hopes that he’ll work with one or the other.

“I happen to have meetings coming up with both DC and Marvel,” Sorkin revealed to ComicBook.com. “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 gonna wanna go back and start reading from the first issue on.”

It is unclear at this time if the screenwriter is in talks to work on television or film. Marvel has TV series already airing or in production for ABC (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), FreeForm (“Cloak and Dagger”), Netflix (“Daredevil,”“Jessica Jones,”“Luke Cage,”“Iron Fist,”“The Defenders” and “The Punisher”) and Hulu (“Runaways”). Multiple Phase 4 slots are currently open, including “Captain Marvel.”

DC is a major part of The CW thanks to “Arrow,”“The Flash,”“Supergirl,”“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “iZombie,” with “Black Lightning” upcoming. “Preacher” is on AMC; “Gotham” and “Lucifer” on Fox; “Powerless” on NBC; and “Krypton” in development at SyFy. DC’s upcoming films include “Green Lantern Corps,”“Nightwing,”“Gotham Sirens,” and “Black Adam.”

Sorkin’s resume boasts “West Wing” and “The Newsroom,” along with films like “A Few Good Men,”“Steve Jobs” and “The Social Network,” for which he won an Academy Award in 2010.

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