David S. Goyer Talks About a Naturalistic Approach to 'Man of Steel'
When Christopher Nolan was revealed to be producing Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, fans were hoping he would bring the same grounded approach to the Superman franchise that he did to Batman with his now concluded Dark Knight trilogy. Helping that along is writer David S. Goyer, who also worked on Nolan's Caped Crusader franchise. The teaser trailers didn't reveal much of the film at all (the footage from Comic-Con showed us much more), but it did look like a very gritty, realistic approach to Superman, or at least his life on Earth. Thankfully, Goyer has opened up to talk about that approach to Krypton's last son.
Speaking with Bad Taste, Goyer revealed some of the Dark Knight style being injected into Man of Steel:
"What Christopher Nolan and I have done with Superman is trying to bring the same naturalistic approach that we used adopted for the Batman trilogy. We always had a naturalistic approach, we want out stories to be rooted in reality, like they could happen in the same world we live in. It's not that easy with Superman, and actually this doesn't necessarily mean we will make a dark movie. But working on this reboot we are thinking about what would happen if a story like this one actually happened. How would people react to this? What impact would have the presence of Superman in the real world? What I really like to do is writing "genre" stories without a cartoonish element."
So we likely won't see something as comic book-like as The Avengers. Even though there were some great moments to ground the superhero ensemble in reality, everything else was so fantastical, it wasn't enough to make it feel naturalistic. Frankly, I'm very interested in seeing more footage from the film, and that will likely happen before the end of the year. If anything, audiences need to see the footage shown to fans at Comic-Con so we can all be on the same page. In the meantime, we'll keep you posted on any further developments regarding Man of Steel, which is slated to hit theaters June 14th, 2013.