Recently, the film Pan opened and died at the box office. Apparently, no one in the history of storytelling, or at least since J.M. Barrie created Peter Pan, ever wondered what happened in Neverland before Wendy, Peter and John went there. Shocking though this may be, that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from loving the concept of the story before the story, and this is another example. It’s been a while since we heard anything about the proposed Man of Steel prequel Krypton. One might hope that it’s because someone at Syfy came to their senses, but no, David S. Goyer said that there is timing to everything, including Krypton.
Goyer, who is currently promoting the final season of Da Vinci’s Demons, confirms that the project is still in development, but there’s still some pretty key decisions that still have to be made, like how big the show’s going to be in terms of production value.
“In terms of production value, you have to pick your moments,” Goyer explained to Collider. “Should we make the show, there will definitely be some big moments. It won’t be wall to wall visual effects every single moment, spectacle, in the way that the film will be, but we’ll also be digging into the characters and the culture a lot more.”
There’s also a matter of inspiration. Goyer knows when the show will take place, but he’s still considering what eras and Earth cultures he will draw from.
“It takes place 200 years before Man of Steel,” Goyer told ComicBook.com. “We’re treating Krypton like it’s a historical piece. We look to previous cultures on Earth to model what that would be like….We scratched the surface in the film and, for me, that was the allure. I was always fascinated, as a kid, with the books about Krypton and they’ve only shaded in a tiny bit, so we’ll learn about the politics of the world. We’ll learn about the culture, the art, all the different guilds.”
In the end though, will anyone care? Do the banner days of Krypton matter to people that like teh Superman story? Comic book TV series may truly be reaching an oversaturation point if this makes the air, hopefully Syfy doesn’t get that desperate.
In the meantime, Supergirl premieres Monday on CBS, and Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters everywhere this coming March.
Source: Coming Soon