David Goyer Writing ‘The Man of Steel’

When writer David Goyer left his post as showrunner for TV’s Flashforward there were rumblings about what he was up to. At the time the most obvious answer  was that he was helping director Christopher Nolan with the third Batman script. At the same time, DC had confirmed Nolan would be helping to get the Superman franchise back on track.

Well, today all the pieces are falling into place as we learn Goyer has been hired to write the next Superman movie.  A source confirmed the news to Latino Review and gave a little indication of what we can expect:

“I can tell you that Goyer’s story involves Luthor and Brainiac.  It is NOT an origin and assumes audiences already know about Lois, Clark, Jimmy and Perry.  I know the Daily Planet is struggling due to the internet.  And I know it sets up a huge Kryptonian mythology.”

Some other points of interest are that Bryan Singer and Brandon Routh will probably not return. Also, the film may be called The Man of Steel instead of Superman: The Man of Steel.  Contrary to prior rumors Mark Millar will not be involved  from the sounds of it.

This is really good news for the franchise if all this indeed pans out (as this has yet to officially be confirmed,  but indulge my fanboyish nature for now). DC was up against a hard deadline to get a new film under way before they potentially lost the rights to Superman entirely.  Now that a writer has been hired hopefully DC can fast track production on the new film.

Personally, I think this is great news.  Goyer is a fantastic writer that knows this content well having worked on many comic book films, specifically Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

The source in question also said, “This could be the Superman movie we deserve!” Based on the news so far would you agree or disagree?  Let us know in the comments.

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