David S. Goyer Talks DA VINCI’S DEMONS Season 2, MAN OF STEEL, THE BREACH, and More; Says He’d Love to Do GREEN LANTERN

     March 29, 2014

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With executive producer David S. Goyer’s Da Vinci’s Demons now airing its second season on Starz Saturday nights, I recently landed an exclusive video interview with the busy filmmaker.  During the extended interview, Goyer talked about making the first season, how they’d written all eight episodes before production began, the cliffhanger, how season two will pay off some loose ends from season one and open new doors, how season two has Da Vinci exploring the Incan empire, filming on location, how this season is easier because it’s more familiar to Starz and they learned many lessons making season one, his admiration for Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead for unexpectedly killing characters, and a lot more.  In addition, he also talked about making Man of Steel, saying it’s “pretty close to my original conception and vision and hope for what it would be,” how he’ll probably direct The Breach later this year, how he’d love to tackle Green Lantern, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

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  • They knew from day one how season one would end on a cliffhanger tied to a historical event.  They had written all eight episodes before they started shooting.
  • 0:50 – Talks about the difficulty of pitching and creating a show that “didn’t have a lot of antecedents.”  Says they took a graphic novel approach to history.
  • 2:20 – Season two is ten episodes.  Season 1 was originally supposed to be ten episodes before Starz decided all their freshman series would be eight episodes.  Goyer is more comfortable with the ten-episode rhythm.
  • 3:30 – They will pay off some loose ends from season one and open new doors.  There will be flashbacks.
  • 4:35 – Admires Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead for unexpectedly killing characters.  Wants to do that for Da Vinci’s Demons within the historical constraints.
  • 6:30 – Da Vinci will go on a journey that was promised to the audience when he discovered a map in Season 1 Episode 2.
  • 7:20 – The journey takes Da Vinci to explore the Incan empire.  They shot on sound stages and on location, and had to import extras.
  • 8:35 – Talks about scheduling workload when he writes, directs, and directs second unit.
  • 9:45 – Creating the second season two is easier because it’s more familiar to Starz and they learned many lessons from season one.
  • 11:00 – Says Man of Steel is “pretty close to my original conception and vision and hope for what it would be.”
  • 12:45 – Goyer says he would love to do Green Lantern.  He wanted to highlight Krypton as a truly alien world since Superman a science fiction story.
  • 13:30 – Goyer is attached to direct several projects.  The Breach is the likeliest candidate that he would direct later this year.

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