To be fair, screenwriter David S. Goyer didn’t call you a chump, but he kind of implied it. In an interview with the Associated Press, Goyer says that fans would be “surprised” just how far ahead in the game that he and Zack Snyder are in the production of the Man of Steel sequel Batman vs Superman, and by the way, he isn’t really thinking about what you want to see in the film.
Now one would think that Goyer, who’s been involved in comic-based movie projects since he co-scripted the David Hasselhoff Nick Fury TV movie in the 90s, would know better than to say something so incendiary about fans, like implying that he’s more creative then they are, but… Well, let’s just go to the videotape:
From a fan point of view, we’re conscious of that when you’re working on these things, but you can’t let yourself be paralyzed by that. At the end of the day you still have to create something. And if you try and think, ‘Well what would the fans like’ then you stop being creative. It’s sort of like where does it end? You have to write the story that you want to write, and hope that people want to see it.
To be fair, Goyer has a point, opinions are like @$$holes after all, and you eventually just have to go with your gut. Goyer would later add though that in the case of Batman vs Superman, anyone hoping to have influence in how the film is developed maybe disappointed:
One of the things that has been fun for us, is we’re a bit a further a long than what I think people realize.
How far along? Well, /Film recently posted a story about a casting call for a crowd scene in France to be shot on October 18. Of course, since stars Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck are currently busy with other projects, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Gone Girl respectively, chances are they won’t be suiting up for a mid-October start date. The more likely scenario is early 2014.
As for the film itself, and the potential outcome that the central conflict of the film that the title implies, Goyer has some thoughts about that too:
Most comic book purists would say Batman because he is the ultimate strategist. Even though it makes no sense whatsoever. If Superman just flicked his finger Batman would be done for.
There. That shouldn’t cause too much controversy.
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