Screenwriter David Goyer Talks MAN OF STEEL; Plus a Larger Image of Henry Cavill as Superman

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The Television Critics Association is currently running through shows from the networks, which means plenty of interviews with showrunners and creators.  David Goyer was there promoting Da Vinci’s Demons, and he was asked about Man of Steel, which he wrote.  Goyer said, “I never thought I would be doing a Superman film.  But I think the only way to top myself, or ourselves on Batman, is to tackle Superman – who’s kind of the Granddaddy of all the Superheroes.”

Hit the jump for more on what Goyer had to say about the Man of Tomorrow.  We’ve also added a larger version of a recent image of Superman (Henry Cavill).  The film also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell CroweMan of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.

Speaking to the TCA [via The Playlist], Goyer said Batman was easier than Superman, but he’s glad that the reboot is coming soon.  “I mean, I’m happy that the movie is coming out this summer, because I think it’s the kind of movie that the world needs right now. He’s an unabashed hero.”  I would love to see that unabashed, straight-faced heroism in Zack Snyder‘s reboot.

Here’s the clip of the interview:

And here’s the larger image of Superman [via Flicks and Bits]:

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Official synopsis:

Next summer, “Man of Steel” is coming to the big screen. The film is from director Zack Snyder and producers Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer & Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics.

 




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  • Anonymous

    I honestly think if this guy had been involved in rises as much as he was in Dark Knight, we all would’ve been happier exiting the movie theater.

    • Henny

      You mean the man who brought us Blade: Trinity, which was so bad that Snipes actually sued AND threatened to kill Goyer? TDKR is the 5th best film of the year!

    • Wesley Colvin

      I still can’t figure out why people didn’t like the ending. It’s the end of a trilogy. “Killing” Batman (which seems what a lot of people were hoping for) makes sense. Only a handful of people knew that Bruce had survived. I would’ve been pissed if the movie had ended with Gotham still seeing Batman as a villain. As for the movie not having enough Batman, Bruce Wayne is Batman, with or without the suit.

      These are just opinions, I’m not trying to attack anyone.

      • boo

        it’s just not a good film. that’s why we don’t like it. yeah the ending was annoying, but the film was boring, the story line was thrown together, and batman gets about 20 minutes of screen time. there are particular scenes that i love. the opening, the first scene w/ selena, the chase after the stock exchange invasion, and scarecrow court. but, the bad outweighs the good like 5 to 1.

        as far as goyer and blade 3, everybody is hit or miss, so that argument is ridiculous.

    • LAME

      I agree with Anonymous. The film was kind of awesome… but just as a movie. As a “Batman-movie” was so disappointing.

      Goyer was more involved in “Begins”, and, as a result, it was the best “Batman-movie” out there (TDK was, of course, way better. But the first one feels pretty much like the comics).

      • Johnson

        Well, I agree with Wesley and Henny; i found TDKR great as a movie AS WELL AS a batman movie, because it wasn’t a piece of the same that we’ve seen a hundred times; it was different and emotional; and damn straight epic and one of the best movies of the year :D anyway, this is just my opinion :)

  • TheHOYT

    Is Goyer Stanley Tucci’s twin brother?

    • Crad

      Yes, I believe so.

      • PresidentObama

        Actually, they are the same guy!

  • J.G. Pliskin

    Reasons to hate the ending.

    A) Why does some random guy, John/Robin Blake, become Batman? No Tim Drake, Dick Grayson or Jason Todd?
    B) Why does Talia Al-Ghul have such a useless role? Examples: Twirling her moustache while threatening to nuke Gotham only to have said nuke nerfed by old-man Gordon. Atrocious death exposition during which it appears as though she is about to vomit on herself.
    C) A decaying reactor acting like a perfectly-timed nuclear bomb. Really?
    D) Talia floods the underground housing only to have old-man Fox survive. Old-man-Fox.
    E) I believe they say “bomb” a total of 712 times in the final chase scene.
    F) Bane is killed by bimbo on a Batpod.
    G) Although Batman doesn’t condone guns or killing he tosses Talia the shotgun to guard the door while he man-handles Bane. “WHERE IS IT?!”
    H) Why do Bane and Talia talk about fate and destiny so much? I wasn’t aware that this was The Lord of the Rings.

    The ending would have been fine had everything leading up to the ending not been so poorly written/executed. John/Robin Blake as Batman? Ridiculous.

    Pliskin, out.

    • boo

      you, my friend, are awesome

  • boo

    it\’s just not a good film. that\’s why we don\’t like it. yeah the ending was annoying, but the film was boring, the story line was thrown together, and batman gets about 20 minutes of screen time. there are particular scenes that i love. the opening, the first scene w/ selena, the chase after the stock exchange invasion, and scarecrow court. but, the bad outweighs the good like 5 to 1.

    as far as goyer and blade 3, everybody is hit or miss, so that argument is ridiculous.

  • Frank

    I sat at the WGA and watched a panel where David Goyer took time to speak to up and coming screenwriters. He was so gracious with his time, answers and took a genuine interest in making sure we understood how he’s navigated the industry. As a writer, it’s just so hard to even get started because you’re up against monumental competition in a highly saturated market. But I left the WGA that night feeling empowered that I could make my dream come true. And I owe that to David Goyer. So even though it’s relatively easy to hop online and slam people for their work, please understand it’s a collaborative business, with many ideas from many different sources that sometimes work and sometimes don’t. Make no mistake, this guy is not only talented, he’s got work ethic and he’s truly, truly a class act who deserves every particle of his success.

  • Strong Enough

    people STILL hating on TDKR even thought it was voted the best film of the year on this very website! lmao!

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