What it means to be an alien: David S. Goyer talks Man of Steel
In addition to the new MAN OF STEEL images that were released yesterday, some snippets of their interview with writer David S. Goyer (BLADE, BATMAN BEGINS) were released as well.
The fact that Zack Snyder and crew are going for a realistic version of Superman was obvious from the start, probably from the moment Christopher Nolan was hired as Superman's Godfather. So it's not too surprising when Goyer says that "We're approaching Superman as if it weren't a comic book movie as if it were real."
He also goes on to say,"I adore the Donner films. Absolutely adore them. It just struck me that there was an idealist quality to them that may or may not work with today's audience. It just struck me that if Superman really existed in the world, first of all this story would be a story about first contact." Part of the reason for the grittiness/realism of the new Superman movie is because of Nolan's take on Batman, but I agree with what Goyer says about today's audience.
"He's an alien. You can easily imagine a scenario in which we'd be doing a film like E.T., as opposed to him running around in tights. If the world found out he existed, it would be the biggest thing that ever happened in human history,"
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|Extra Tidbit:||Let's take a look far into the future: if DC continues to try to mirror Marvel's AVENGERS series, do you think it's a possibility we could actually get a Doomsday movie? For example if DC gets to the point where they're starting their own Phase 2, would they have the balls to do the Death and Return of Superman?|