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David Goyer says Superman vs. Batman is further along than we realize; talks fan influence, and odds on the fight

09.27.2013

Fan anticipation for Zack Snyder's SUPERMAN VS BATMAN is certainly high and screenwriter David Goyer has a few things to say to fan those flames. Speaking to the Associated Press, Goyer discussed how far along they were on the film, saying,  “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.”

Goyer also discussed fan influence and the odds of who would win in the battle between the two superheroes. In regards to fan influence, Goyer seems to be on the right track. You can't please everybody all the time and it seems that Goyer is considering fan expectations, while retaining his own storytelling.

 “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 creat 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.”

As far as who will win the final brawl, Goyer seems to have the pulse of common belief when it comes to comic book fans, which considers Superman's absolute strength matched against Batman's superior intelligence.

“Most comic book purest would says Batman because he is the ultimate strategist. Even though it makes no sense what so ever. If Superman just flicked his finger Batman would be done for. You'll have to watch the film in a year and a half or what not and see what happens.”

All in all, I'm just happy to hear that this is being made and excited at the prospects of DC entering the fray of a cinematic universe. There's a lot of possibility here and my hope (and expectation) is that Snyder, Goyer, Affleck, and Cavill will help make it memorable and sustainable.

BATMAN VS SUPERMAN are set to throw down on July 17, 2015.

Extra Tidbit: I'm pretty sure the fight will be more of a draw in the final film. Do you want a clear victor or is a draw what you're expecting between Supes and Batman?

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