David Goyer signs on for Man Of Steel

Batman scribe takes on new Superman flick...


Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it’s screenwriter David S Goyer being sky-rocketed in to write the new Superman movie.

Should’ve seen this one coming, huh? Recent reports linked Christopher Nolan to the next big screen Superman film as something of a ‘godfather’.

Those reports were denied by both DC and Warner Bros. But it seems Nolan’s Batman buddy caught the studio’s eye as a scribe for the flick.

Latino Review have announced that the new Superman will indeed bear the title The Man Of Steel, and no, Brandon Routh won’t be reprising the dual role of Kent/Supes. This is what they had to say about the plot:

“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.”

It’s looking to be a ‘back to basics’ approach that is being described as “modern, believable, fun”, with Bryan Singer unlikely to get behind the camera after the mixed reactions to his Superman Returns.

Goyer is popular in the comic-book-to-movie circle, having nurtured big screen versions of Blade and Batman in his time. He’s also been attached to X-Men Origins: Magneto.

Is he a good choice? Well, he’s sort of hit and miss. His first two Blades were decent. His third (which he also directed) wasn’t. That said, it’s likely that Warner will mash his script through at least a dozen drafts.

Shame about Routh, we quite liked him. Keep watching the skies.

Anybody else think Goyer is the spit of Stanley Tucci?

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    • govenorarnold

      Feb 25th 2010, 8:58

      What's with all the hating of Blade Trinity? I thought it was still pretty fun.

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    • tambo1989

      Feb 25th 2010, 19:54

      Firstly Blade Trinity was nowhere near as sophisticated, edgy or as smart as the first two. Secondly. Brandon Routh not getting to reprise his role as the Man of Steel, I reckon, is totally unfair. For a man who, by no means, did a shabby job in Superman Returns not being allowed to have another crack playing the caped crusader is an injustice. Even with David Goyer writing the script I have mixed feelings on the next installment to the Superman series. Let's hope it all works out for DC and co.

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    • Monkeynuts30

      Feb 25th 2010, 20:23

      The Caped Crusader is Batman, Tambo

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    • tambo1989

      Feb 25th 2010, 20:50

      I am glad someone picked that up. Noticed the mistake as soon I clicked 'post comment'. Ranting without noticing exactly what I was posting. Lol Thanks for the correction Monkeynuts30.

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    • durden

      Feb 26th 2010, 7:31

      i agree with govenorarnold above. and yes goyer is like a copy-machined stanley tucci.i mean,when i didn't know who goyer was and went on the imdb to look him up for the first time,i swear i actually thought stanley tucci was using an alias for directing :))

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