As the long time go-to guy for writing comic book movies, David S. Goyer has a long string of hits to his name (such as The Dark Knight Trilogy)… and some misses (seriously, why would you even attempt to make a Nic Cage Ghost Rider movie?) Bad Taste caught the scribe speaking at Rome Fiction Fest recently as he shed a little light on his most recent superhero script, Man Of Steel. So what can we expect from the Christopher Nolan produced Zack Snyder directed Superman movie?
“What Christopher Nolan and I have done with Superman is try to bring the same naturalistic approach that we adopted for the Batman trilogy. We always had a naturalistic approach, we want our 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 the presence of Superman in the real world have? What I really like to do is write ‘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.”
Best thing is, not once did he use the word ‘gritty’. It’ll be interesting come next summer to see exactly what a ‘naturalistic approach’ and more real world view means for a movie about an alien baby sent to earth so he can throw cars around and date a newspaper reporter.
Man Of Steel is set to hit theaters June 14th, 2013.