David Goyer Explains His Take On Writing Superman

At this weekend’s Rome Fiction Fest, David Goyer stopped by to promote his (kind of iffy-looking) new TV series Da Vinvi’s Demons, giving a Q&A which inevitably turned to the upcoming Man of Steel.

The Italian site BadTaste.it was there and got what Goyer had to say about writing Superman and how it compares to his other films.

Moderator: You are quite good at writing two kinds of stories: fantasy completely original stories, with a supernatural aspect, and also adaptations (especially from comic-books) that you reinvent in an original way. We know you’re working on a new comic-book adaptation, a DC Comics adaptation. What does this work have in common with you previous works?


David Goyer: Are we talking about 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. I did the same with Da Vinci’s Demons, and I’ll do the same with Man of Steel.

I like what he’s saying about it not being a dark movie. Hopefully what ends up onscreen bears that out, as everything we’ve seen so far implies otherwise.


Via Superhero Hype.

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