News just broke that David Goyer, heavily involved in Christopher and Jonathan Nolan’s other DC franchise (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), will be writing the next Superman film, according to Latino Review. Goyer has extensive experience with comic book films adapted to the big screen, and even wrote and directed Blade: Trinity. No, he likely won’t be directing this, but it does appear that this is one step closer to getting a good Superman flick.
For various plot details and who won’t be involved with the film, hit the jump.
According to the article, Thomas Tull, Legendary Pictures’ Chairman, approached Goyer and Goyer was actually willing to play ball and provided an interesting premise that is a back to basics approach, described as “modern…believable…fun!” Still with us? They also reveal that the film will be titled The Man of Steel, and will not involve Brandon Routh, Nicolas Cage, Mark Millar, and likely won’t see Bryan Singer return to the helm.
So far, pretty damn good.
Next, Latino Review provides this overview:
“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.”
Overall, this is one step closer to a quality Superman film. With Christopher Nolan providing guidance on the film, and Goyer involved, it seems DC is trying to remind audiences that they can make a great film out of their other tent-pole franchise.