David Goyer hired to write the new Superman movie The Man of Steel

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

If the name David Goyer doesn’t mean anything to you, then know that he worked on both of Nolan’s Batman films and also wrote JUMPER and THE UNBORN.  Aside from the Batman films, he doesn’t have much of a resume, but he is generally regarded as a comic book guy that believes in holding true to the original storylines.  For right or wrong, he’s credited for keeping Nolan’s films grounded and true to the source.  So, as the title suggests, he is now tasked with reviving the Superman franchise and Warner Brothers has tabbed him to write the screenplay.

We also have a few other tidbits about the film.  First, it will be called THE MAN OF STEEL.  Second, Brandon Routh will not be playing Superman and Bryan Singer will not be directing the film.  The film will be a more modernized tale and will feature both Lex Luthor and Brainiac.  Finally, there will also be a kryptonianmythology that will be developed.

Overall, this is exciting news for Supes fans.  WB had hinted for a while that they were going to poach what they could from their Batman success and try to recreate it in the Supes world.  I’m not ready to hail Goyer as the savior just yet; they need a great director and, of course, someone to play Superman.  Personally, I thought Routh was perfect, but I guess WB doesn’t see it that way.


Source: Latino Review

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