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Is David Goyer gearing up for Batman 3?

02.08.2010

The internet is a flutter today with news from Nikki Finke that David Goyer is leaving his duties as showrunner for ABC’s FlashForward in order to focus on his “feature projects.” This has led to speculation that Goyer is about to start working BATMAN 3 (DARK KNIGHT 2?) now that Nolan’s INCEPTION duties are drawing to a close.

HOWEVER, it should most definitely be noted that Goyer currently has seven non-Batman related projects in development on IMDB right now, the most noteworthy being SUPER MAX, GHOST RIDER 2 and THE INVISIBILE MAN, so this return to “feature projects” might include any or all of those instead of Batman. We are also overlooking the obvious possibility that he wanted any excuse to bail out of FlashForward because it is an inherently terrible show. Or so the first eight episodes told me.

I think it’s a bit premature to assume Goyer’s next is going to be Batman, especially with all his other avenues lined up. I also think we should remember that Jonathan and Christopher Nolan had a large chunk of the writing duties on THE DARK KNIGHT, and Goyer is in fact responsible for projects like THE UNBORN, JUMPER and the aforementioned FlashForward, so I think his involvement is secondary to the Nolans’. Just something to keep in mind.

Extra Tidbit: The best part of FlashForward was the Oceanic billboard in the pilot because it reminded me of a way, way better show.

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12:55AM on 02/10/2010
hopefully well see supermax soon,i need me some big screen oliver queen not sure who to cast though
hopefully well see supermax soon,i need me some big screen oliver queen not sure who to cast though
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5:20PM on 02/09/2010
I like Flash Forward. I think it's a good show and well done overall.
I like Flash Forward. I think it's a good show and well done overall.
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1:23AM on 02/09/2010

Flash Forward...

...really is an awful show. I kept giving it a shot hoping it would get better, but it never did.
...really is an awful show. I kept giving it a shot hoping it would get better, but it never did.
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10:53PM on 02/08/2010

SCREAM 4

SCREAM 4
SCREAM 4
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10:14PM on 02/08/2010
LOST rocks flash forward sucks!!!
LOST rocks flash forward sucks!!!
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9:56PM on 02/08/2010

Woo!

Ghost Rider Two!
Get me some more flaming headed Cage, man!
:)
Ghost Rider Two!
Get me some more flaming headed Cage, man!
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9:42PM on 02/08/2010

No-lan! No-lan! No-lan!

C'mon, everyone... No-lan! No-lan! No-lan! C'mon, seriously, lets do it... No-lan! No-lan! No-lan! No-lan! No-lan! No-lan! Ok.... now! No-lan! No-lan! No-la...

TDK is on the dish... man its bad.
C'mon, everyone... No-lan! No-lan! No-lan! C'mon, seriously, lets do it... No-lan! No-lan! No-lan! No-lan! No-lan! No-lan! Ok.... now! No-lan! No-lan! No-la...

TDK is on the dish... man its bad.
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8:57PM on 02/08/2010
Good news, but would people stop writing Dark Knight 2 already. Why does batman begins get the shaft all of a sudden, it was an amazing film as well.
Good news, but would people stop writing Dark Knight 2 already. Why does batman begins get the shaft all of a sudden, it was an amazing film as well.
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9:39PM on 02/08/2010
No. No it isn't.
No. No it isn't.
4:53AM on 02/09/2010
Yes. Yes it is.
Yes. Yes it is.
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6:51PM on 02/08/2010

Bats 3 dates...?

I had read somewhere that Nolan and Goyer did not want to approach the 3rd Batman until mid 2011, for a summer 2012 release. Anyone else remember hearing this?
I had read somewhere that Nolan and Goyer did not want to approach the 3rd Batman until mid 2011, for a summer 2012 release. Anyone else remember hearing this?
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5:13PM on 02/08/2010
Like most people i want to see another Batman but i love the idea of Super Max.Green Arrow locked in prison with a mass of DC villains sounds so cool.
Like most people i want to see another Batman but i love the idea of Super Max.Green Arrow locked in prison with a mass of DC villains sounds so cool.
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5:12PM on 02/08/2010
1- What's the news?
2- Why do people keep posting casting suggestions for the Joker? We got a great Joker movie in TDK, time to move on.
Scarecrow's repeated appearance was justified because he was free at the end of BB, but there's no need to bring back the Joker
1- What's the news?
2- Why do people keep posting casting suggestions for the Joker? We got a great Joker movie in TDK, time to move on.
Scarecrow's repeated appearance was justified because he was free at the end of BB, but there's no need to bring back the Joker
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5:05PM on 02/08/2010
Are people actually suggesting Joseph Gordon Levitt as the Joker? Man, what dolts. Ledger rocked the Joker, leave it alone.

I want the Riddler, or Catwoman. Hell even Deadshot would be kick ass.
Are people actually suggesting Joseph Gordon Levitt as the Joker? Man, what dolts. Ledger rocked the Joker, leave it alone.

I want the Riddler, or Catwoman. Hell even Deadshot would be kick ass.
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4:41PM on 02/08/2010

Cool

Does anyone else hate it when they call it TDK sequel?
Does anyone else hate it when they call it TDK sequel?
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4:06PM on 02/08/2010

What about blade 3 LOL!

Whattt!!!?? No Blade Trinity reference?? Come on! that movie was another garbage post on his belt as well. I think Goyer just helped with the story to TDK and not the screenplay correct? Goyer can help with the story again, but stay away from dialogue!
Whattt!!!?? No Blade Trinity reference?? Come on! that movie was another garbage post on his belt as well. I think Goyer just helped with the story to TDK and not the screenplay correct? Goyer can help with the story again, but stay away from dialogue!
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3:51PM on 02/08/2010

Flash Forward was a disappointment

of Heroes season 2 proportions, but give me another Batman.
of Heroes season 2 proportions, but give me another Batman.
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3:46PM on 02/08/2010

And by "writing batman 3"

He will be sitting in the back of Jonah Nolan's office while Jonah reads what he is writing aloud. While Goyer is going "WOW! WOWSIE WOW! I totally gave you that idea, put me in the credits so I get money".
He will be sitting in the back of Jonah Nolan's office while Jonah reads what he is writing aloud. While Goyer is going "WOW! WOWSIE WOW! I totally gave you that idea, put me in the credits so I get money".
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3:46PM on 02/08/2010
Goyer better get his shit together if he's ready for Batman 3. The Unborn, Jumper, Flashforward...all awful.
Goyer better get his shit together if he's ready for Batman 3. The Unborn, Jumper, Flashforward...all awful.
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3:37PM on 02/08/2010

Flash Forward was a disappointment

of Heroes season 2 proportions, but give me another Batman.
of Heroes season 2 proportions, but give me another Batman.
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3:05PM on 02/08/2010
I think a third installment is a pretty sure thing. 1. Warner Bros. can't afford not to milk TDK for a sequel. 2. Nolan has a tendency to reuse actors (Bale in Prestige / Batman), (Caine in Prestige / Batman / Inception), Mark Boone Junior (Memento / Batman Begins) so . . . since Gordon-Levitt is showing up in Inception, don't be surprised if he is cast to replace the Joker.
I think a third installment is a pretty sure thing. 1. Warner Bros. can't afford not to milk TDK for a sequel. 2. Nolan has a tendency to reuse actors (Bale in Prestige / Batman), (Caine in Prestige / Batman / Inception), Mark Boone Junior (Memento / Batman Begins) so . . . since Gordon-Levitt is showing up in Inception, don't be surprised if he is cast to replace the Joker.
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2:50PM on 02/08/2010

In regards to whether they include The Joker....

.....Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the win. But keep any Joker appearance to a minimum, or fanboys will bitch to the extreme (not like they won't anyway.)
.....Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the win. But keep any Joker appearance to a minimum, or fanboys will bitch to the extreme (not like they won't anyway.)
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2:50PM on 02/08/2010
Wow, did someone really just say TDK sucked? I'm sorry but did I see a different version than you?
Wow, did someone really just say TDK sucked? I'm sorry but did I see a different version than you?
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3:41PM on 02/08/2010
please take a minute and explain to me why it's a good (or great) movie.
please take a minute and explain to me why it's a good (or great) movie.
4:57AM on 02/09/2010
1 - Performances. 2 - Visually stunning. 3 - strong theme of duality infused throughout the whole script. 4 - Bats in Hong Kong. Christ. That's all I can come up with in a minute. Back to work....
1 - Performances. 2 - Visually stunning. 3 - strong theme of duality infused throughout the whole script. 4 - Bats in Hong Kong. Christ. That's all I can come up with in a minute. Back to work....
1:59PM on 02/08/2010
If I had seven projects under my belt I would leave as showrunner for whatever who I was running too.
If I had seven projects under my belt I would leave as showrunner for whatever who I was running too.
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2:01PM on 02/08/2010
Unless that show was a better show than the other projects were projects.
Unless that show was a better show than the other projects were projects.
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1:46PM on 02/08/2010

TDK sucks...

Definitely a big reason as to why the Batman reboot is a pretentious posturing piece of s--t, I have to say... f*ck you Goyer. You're 2 notches up from Mark Steven Johnson. Enjoy your wealth and bow out of future comic-related projects (especially Batman related ones).

On the plus side, thanks for Dark City. Now you can f*ck off.
Definitely a big reason as to why the Batman reboot is a pretentious posturing piece of s--t, I have to say... f*ck you Goyer. You're 2 notches up from Mark Steven Johnson. Enjoy your wealth and bow out of future comic-related projects (especially Batman related ones).

On the plus side, thanks for Dark City. Now you can f*ck off.
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2:41PM on 02/08/2010
cool story, bro
cool story, bro
3:26PM on 02/08/2010
sure thing, bro.
sure thing, bro.
8:35PM on 02/08/2010
I got your back. TDK took itself way too seriously for the protagonist to be flying around in a rubber bat suit. Batman was so out of place in that setting. It became extremely distracting. One minute I'm watching this thrilling crime drama; the next minute I'm watching an idiot in a rubber suit and bat ears. I like Batman, but the setting of TDK was way way way too serious for rubber suits.
I got your back. TDK took itself way too seriously for the protagonist to be flying around in a rubber bat suit. Batman was so out of place in that setting. It became extremely distracting. One minute I'm watching this thrilling crime drama; the next minute I'm watching an idiot in a rubber suit and bat ears. I like Batman, but the setting of TDK was way way way too serious for rubber suits.
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1:23PM on 02/08/2010
who cares
who cares
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12:48PM on 02/08/2010
I'll believe it when I see it.
I'll believe it when I see it.
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12:40PM on 02/08/2010
How about we keep all Batman 3 "news" out of the "news" section until we actually know that it is going to even happen? And a big NO for even thinking about continuing the Joker with another actor... unless the Nolans come up with something themselves...
How about we keep all Batman 3 "news" out of the "news" section until we actually know that it is going to even happen? And a big NO for even thinking about continuing the Joker with another actor... unless the Nolans come up with something themselves...
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12:34PM on 02/08/2010
Michael C. Hall for The Riddler and Joseph Gordon-Levitt for The Joker
Michael C. Hall for The Riddler and Joseph Gordon-Levitt for The Joker
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12:58PM on 02/08/2010
We've heard that 3 billion times by now. No need to reiterate.
We've heard that 3 billion times by now. No need to reiterate.
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