David Goyer Writing New Superman Movie: The Man of Steel
After just hearing about the news on the finalists in the running for Captain America, we're just now getting word of a superhero on the other side of the fence at DC Comics as Latino Review got the exclusive scoop that David Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight) will be writing the new Superman flick which now has the official title of The Man of Steel. They also confirm what we have suspected for a while: Brandon Routh will not be returning and Bryan Singer will not be directing. Goyer is now the second person from the Batman camp to join the revamp of Superman after we heard Chris Nolan was shepherding the new film.
Their source goes on to divulge 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." Finally, it sounds like we'll get the contemporary Superman we've all been waiting for and DC Comics will have more than a rich guy in a utility belt to hold the rest of Marvel's arsenal of kick-ass superheroes at bay. It's still a very long way off for sure, but I absolutely can't wait to see what Goyer and Nolan can do with Supes. Are they on the right track?
Update: There's been a lot happening since this was announced, but apparently the complete and final update on the situation comes from IGN. After this news first hit, AICN claimed that Goyer wasn't actually writing anything yet. But now IGN says that "Goyer is in fact on the project, but not only that -- his The Dark Knight co-writer Jonah Nolan will also be scripting Superman: The Man of Steel along with him." Great news, especially because Nolan and Goyer have proven they're excellent writers with the two Batman movies. Which brings up another big question. Does this mean they're not writing the third Batman yet?