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Will David Goyer be writing the next Superman film, Man of Steel?

02.24.2010

UPDATE: Just as soon as I get done writing this thing, Harry over at AICN decides to call Thomas Tull. Here's what he said on that convo: "So just a while ago I just got off the phone with Thomas Tull at Legendary Pictures who told me that the story that appeared over on LATINO REVIEW just frankly isn't true. Tull has not unilaterally hired Goyer to come in and write the new SUPERMAN. He loves Goyer, but frankly - the project isn't at the Script stage yet. Seems Nolan is still hatching some ideas. But he just wanted me to pass on that they have the highest enthusiasm for this project, but the story on Latino just isn't accurate."

UPDATE #2: Variety is reporting that Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures are negotiating with Goyer to write the script. Also, Latino Review says that WB are demanding to know who their source is. What a clusterf*ck. When Goyer comes out and says, "Hey, I'm doin' the damn thing." We'll let you know.

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David Goyer has possibly been hired to write the next Superman film, THE MAN OF STEEL. The very trusted source of Latino Review, Pinche Taco (don't judge a man by his alias) got the exclusive. Here is what he had to share on the story:

1. Thomas Tull, the head of Legendary, got tired of all the discussion and decided chingate, let's do it. So he went to Goyer and Goyer had an idea that actually takes the movies back to the John Byrne incarnation. Modern. Believable. FUN! So Tull got Goyer hired.

2. The film will not be called Superman and will be called THE MAN OF STEEL.

3. Brandon Routh will not star in the film.

4. Nic Cage will NOT star in the fllm (lol)

5. Bryan Singer is not expected to direct.

Conoces como Mark Millar walks around acting like he was going to write it? El Taco discovered that this was always BULLSHIT. Paul Levitz hated the guy and he was never even discussed to write it. He made all that "almost" stuff up.

I can tell you that Goyer's story involves Luthor and Brainiac. It is NOT an origin and assumes audiences already know about Lois, Clark, Jimmy and Perry. I know the Daily Planet is struggling due to the internet. And I know it sets up a huge Kryptonian mythology.

If the trusted source is right, what are you guys thinking about this? I fully trust Goyer. Whatever he wants to do is alright with me. Very excited to see the return of Luther, as well as Brainiac as the villain.

Extra Tidbit: John Krasinski for Captain America! Sorry, had to throw my vote in there.
Source: Latino Review

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1:49AM on 02/26/2010
I'll say that having Goyer aboard could be great. Incidentally, I read a great column by writer Peter David recently about his experience in seeing the first Richard Donner Superman movie--how, much like the first Star Wars, it was like nothing seen on screen before.

The attempts to recreate that glory with this character have largely failed. There's so much apathy when it comes to this character. Undoubtedly Supes is an American icon, but have audiences simply outgrown a character like
I'll say that having Goyer aboard could be great. Incidentally, I read a great column by writer Peter David recently about his experience in seeing the first Richard Donner Superman movie--how, much like the first Star Wars, it was like nothing seen on screen before.

The attempts to recreate that glory with this character have largely failed. There's so much apathy when it comes to this character. Undoubtedly Supes is an American icon, but have audiences simply outgrown a character like him?
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12:21AM on 02/26/2010
Nolan knows story, and I'd be happy with Goyer writing it especially if they go this direction. But it's the director that's just as important as who they cast as Superman. I'm so glad we're finally getting a different villain, whether it's Brainiac or not that's the direction they're headed which is good.

As to Krasinski as Captain America. Yeah, no. Captain America needs presence, Krasinski has none. To be fair I've only seen him in The Office but I find him annoying and weak.
Nolan knows story, and I'd be happy with Goyer writing it especially if they go this direction. But it's the director that's just as important as who they cast as Superman. I'm so glad we're finally getting a different villain, whether it's Brainiac or not that's the direction they're headed which is good.

As to Krasinski as Captain America. Yeah, no. Captain America needs presence, Krasinski has none. To be fair I've only seen him in The Office but I find him annoying and weak.
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5:18PM on 02/25/2010

James cazievel

for superman, TITLE:jesus christ superman, no seriously perfect, someone older then 35
for superman, TITLE:jesus christ superman, no seriously perfect, someone older then 35
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10:25PM on 02/25/2010
I watched Outlander last week and thought hmm he'd be a great Superman. Besides as you say he's already played him in The Passion. ;)
I watched Outlander last week and thought hmm he'd be a great Superman. Besides as you say he's already played him in The Passion. ;)
8:22AM on 02/25/2010
Lex Luthor's a great character but nobody's come close to getting him right on film yet. A Luthor/Brainiac combo could be really interesting - it would be good to see a Superman movie with a bit of depth, so hopefully Goyer would invest the characters with some of the layers that their comicbook counterparts have.
Lex Luthor's a great character but nobody's come close to getting him right on film yet. A Luthor/Brainiac combo could be really interesting - it would be good to see a Superman movie with a bit of depth, so hopefully Goyer would invest the characters with some of the layers that their comicbook counterparts have.
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8:08AM on 02/25/2010

No Luthor

Please do not use Luthor as the primary villain. I think we've seen enough of the evil real estate mogul. That is all Luthor has really been in most of the films. He's been obsessed by creating high value real estate, either by creating an earthquake, making a kryptonian island. If they move forward with Luthor and he wants land, its beating a dead horse.
Please do not use Luthor as the primary villain. I think we've seen enough of the evil real estate mogul. That is all Luthor has really been in most of the films. He's been obsessed by creating high value real estate, either by creating an earthquake, making a kryptonian island. If they move forward with Luthor and he wants land, its beating a dead horse.
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7:18AM on 02/25/2010
goyer will fuck it up
goyer will fuck it up
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1:20PM on 02/25/2010
Did he fuck The Dark Knight up? Ask the fans.
Did he fuck The Dark Knight up? Ask the fans.
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5:24AM on 02/25/2010

John Byrne FTW!

I grew up reading his Superman comics, and no words can describe how awesome it would be to see it on a movie screen. Not the goofy 1930:ish take Richard Donner and Bryan Singer did. Although Superman: The Movie is sacred to me.
I grew up reading his Superman comics, and no words can describe how awesome it would be to see it on a movie screen. Not the goofy 1930:ish take Richard Donner and Bryan Singer did. Although Superman: The Movie is sacred to me.
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4:07AM on 02/25/2010

I'm skeptical

Even if Goyer made Begins and TDK, most of the writing belonged to Chris Nolan. Instead, Goyer gave us Blade Trinity. So I'm afraid I don't trust him for now.
Even if Goyer made Begins and TDK, most of the writing belonged to Chris Nolan. Instead, Goyer gave us Blade Trinity. So I'm afraid I don't trust him for now.
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2:00AM on 02/25/2010

cast

cast jon hamm!!!
cast jon hamm!!!
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12:55AM on 02/25/2010

cool

great news but cast brandon routh for supes nolan and goyer is awesome
great news but cast brandon routh for supes nolan and goyer is awesome
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12:46AM on 02/25/2010
I'm all in for this news but consider
routh for supes nolan and goyer should do a great job with this i hope they change the villans in this reboot lex is agreat character but he is overkill at this point bring him in the sequel or third movie mix it up jeez!
I'm all in for this news but consider
routh for supes nolan and goyer should do a great job with this i hope they change the villans in this reboot lex is agreat character but he is overkill at this point bring him in the sequel or third movie mix it up jeez!
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12:44AM on 02/25/2010
As long as luthor is the minor villain. So tired of a middle-aged bald man as the main guy against the toughest hero of all time. Try something new please!
As long as luthor is the minor villain. So tired of a middle-aged bald man as the main guy against the toughest hero of all time. Try something new please!
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12:41AM on 02/25/2010
IGN is reporting their souces claim Jonah Nolan is helping script and Chris will produce.
IGN is reporting their souces claim Jonah Nolan is helping script and Chris will produce.
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11:28PM on 02/24/2010

I wonder

if we will get a Batman/Superman movie. That would be cool.
if we will get a Batman/Superman movie. That would be cool.
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11:19PM on 02/24/2010
i dont think goyer writing this is a good thing.
i dont think goyer writing this is a good thing.
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11:04PM on 02/24/2010
Oh. Hell. Yeah!
Oh. Hell. Yeah!
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10:29PM on 02/24/2010
My previous post said that I wanted Jon Hamm for Superman, but I have changed my mind and think that Matthew Fox would make an awesome Clark Kent/Superman. I mean I like Hamm, but I love Fox and think Fox deserves big roles after he is done with Lost
My previous post said that I wanted Jon Hamm for Superman, but I have changed my mind and think that Matthew Fox would make an awesome Clark Kent/Superman. I mean I like Hamm, but I love Fox and think Fox deserves big roles after he is done with Lost
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10:12PM on 02/24/2010

Variety...

is reporting that it is true.
is reporting that it is true.
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7:53PM on 02/24/2010
IGN claims that "Tull is downplaying this report".
And they say that Goyer isn't writing the script alone! If you believe IGN his co-writer is...JONAH NOLAN!
And Christopher Nolan is expected to be executive-producer.

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IGN claims that "Tull is downplaying this report".
And they say that Goyer isn't writing the script alone! If you believe IGN his co-writer is...JONAH NOLAN!
And Christopher Nolan is expected to be executive-producer.

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7:51PM on 02/24/2010

Goyer sucks...

HE knows his shit, but he is shit, which is why his best is bland or just... shit. Or Dark City, which this won't be.
HE knows his shit, but he is shit, which is why his best is bland or just... shit. Or Dark City, which this won't be.
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7:39PM on 02/24/2010

is it just me...

or does latino review generally screw A LOT of big new stories up?
or does latino review generally screw A LOT of big new stories up?
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7:45PM on 02/24/2010
LOL.. *insert suggestively racist commentary here*
LOL.. *insert suggestively racist commentary here*
6:52PM on 02/24/2010

WTF! Goyer can't write for shit

Seriously, every time he writes something by himself it turns into shit. He has never written a good script. The only good stuff with his name on it comes from him piggybacking much better writers as co-writer.

Blade III, Jumper, The Unborn, Nick Fury, & The Crow 2. That is what he does when writing solo.
Seriously, every time he writes something by himself it turns into shit. He has never written a good script. The only good stuff with his name on it comes from him piggybacking much better writers as co-writer.

Blade III, Jumper, The Unborn, Nick Fury, & The Crow 2. That is what he does when writing solo.
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6:50PM on 02/24/2010
When do we get a Cast This section for Superman or did I miss one for that?
When do we get a Cast This section for Superman or did I miss one for that?
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6:44PM on 02/24/2010
Sound good so far! If he can do the same for The Man of Steel what he did for Batman, I would be happy...
Sound good so far! If he can do the same for The Man of Steel what he did for Batman, I would be happy...
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6:01PM on 02/24/2010

Nikki, Latino Review also mentioned..

that they're getting calls from WB, demanding that they give up their source:

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that they're getting calls from WB, demanding that they give up their source:

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5:53PM on 02/24/2010

OFF TOPIC

Have to agree with some of you on aicn, there is a very negative athmosphere around there, people cant talk normal about movies there, besides joblo is much better in its variety of news and the interface is very nice to look at. For superman i hope they cast someone a little bit older then the previous movies. I thought one of the problems with superman returns was: He returns after 5 years and he looks younger then ever, he has to be a bit older and wiser by now.
Have to agree with some of you on aicn, there is a very negative athmosphere around there, people cant talk normal about movies there, besides joblo is much better in its variety of news and the interface is very nice to look at. For superman i hope they cast someone a little bit older then the previous movies. I thought one of the problems with superman returns was: He returns after 5 years and he looks younger then ever, he has to be a bit older and wiser by now.
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5:41PM on 02/24/2010
What's with all the hate on Brandon Routh? I thought he did superb as Supes...am I the only who thought so?
What's with all the hate on Brandon Routh? I thought he did superb as Supes...am I the only who thought so?
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5:44PM on 02/24/2010
Nope I agree with you, but I think he can't be in another Superman movie if they are trying to distance it from Returns.
Nope I agree with you, but I think he can't be in another Superman movie if they are trying to distance it from Returns.
5:41PM on 02/24/2010

Awesome News

I can only hope that we can finally have a Superman movie where he fights something. Superman should do more in a movie than lift stuff.

I agree with the other posters that are for Jon Hamm being Supes.
I can only hope that we can finally have a Superman movie where he fights something. Superman should do more in a movie than lift stuff.

I agree with the other posters that are for Jon Hamm being Supes.
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5:39PM on 02/24/2010
I didn't know Nolan was still attached to this project. That's good then maybe they'll get someone sweet like Guy Peirce to play Lex Luthor.
I didn't know Nolan was still attached to this project. That's good then maybe they'll get someone sweet like Guy Peirce to play Lex Luthor.
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5:31PM on 02/24/2010
Well said, Have you ever read the talk backs on AICN? it's just people being offensive and hating pretty much every movie.
Well said, Have you ever read the talk backs on AICN? it's just people being offensive and hating pretty much every movie.
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5:48PM on 02/24/2010
Couldn't agree more.
Couldn't agree more.
5:26PM on 02/24/2010
AICN sucks balls,JoBlo is just better in every way.Some how i think Superman is still along way off.
AICN sucks balls,JoBlo is just better in every way.Some how i think Superman is still along way off.
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5:20PM on 02/24/2010
Goyer writing with Nolan overseeing makes perfect sense. I always wanted Brainiac to be in a Superman film, and Luthor is a key figure that should always be in a Superman film, and the title is definitely a plus :)
Goyer writing with Nolan overseeing makes perfect sense. I always wanted Brainiac to be in a Superman film, and Luthor is a key figure that should always be in a Superman film, and the title is definitely a plus :)
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5:18PM on 02/24/2010

Jon Hamm!

Hell yes. Jon Hamm would be a GREAT choice for Superman. Hell, he'd make a great Captain America too. I'd by him as the leader of the Avengers, telling Downy Jr. and Ed Norton what to do.
Hell yes. Jon Hamm would be a GREAT choice for Superman. Hell, he'd make a great Captain America too. I'd by him as the leader of the Avengers, telling Downy Jr. and Ed Norton what to do.
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5:15PM on 02/24/2010

Goyer is...

a good writer, but lame director. Me thinks Shane Black should get a shot at directing Man of Steel. Hope they just call it that by the way. No Superman, just Man of Steel. Yeah get Shane Black or JJ Abrams, or the Coen Brothers. Yes, imagine that for a moment. A superman movie by The Coen Brothers. Wow.
a good writer, but lame director. Me thinks Shane Black should get a shot at directing Man of Steel. Hope they just call it that by the way. No Superman, just Man of Steel. Yeah get Shane Black or JJ Abrams, or the Coen Brothers. Yes, imagine that for a moment. A superman movie by The Coen Brothers. Wow.
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5:10PM on 02/24/2010

There's actually an update to this story.


Harry over at Ain't It Cool News spoke to Thomas Tull, apparently this news isn't exactly true... at least for now.

Harry over at Ain't It Cool News spoke to Thomas Tull, apparently this news isn't exactly true... at least for now.
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5:08PM on 02/24/2010
Damn I'm 30 pages into MY Superman script.

Goyer writing Superman? Without Nolan his record isn't very impressive: Blade trilogy, The Unborn, Jumper, Flashforward...

Damn I'm 30 pages into MY Superman script.

Goyer writing Superman? Without Nolan his record isn't very impressive: Blade trilogy, The Unborn, Jumper, Flashforward...

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5:05PM on 02/24/2010

good idea.

sound good. haha THE MAN OF STEEL, like THE DARK KNIGHT hope its just as good
sound good. haha THE MAN OF STEEL, like THE DARK KNIGHT hope its just as good
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5:04PM on 02/24/2010
I hope he does a good job. I love the character of Supes. All they need to keep is the theme tune which is one of the all time greats. I thought Nolan was having something to do with this....
Anyway I shall watch how this proceeds with great interest.
I hope he does a good job. I love the character of Supes. All they need to keep is the theme tune which is one of the all time greats. I thought Nolan was having something to do with this....
Anyway I shall watch how this proceeds with great interest.
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5:04PM on 02/24/2010
Seems to be the only one in the Comic business in Hollywood. I don't know. I think there must be better men for the job. I liked JJ Abrams ideas...
Seems to be the only one in the Comic business in Hollywood. I don't know. I think there must be better men for the job. I liked JJ Abrams ideas...
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5:04PM on 02/24/2010

I thought.....

Singer and Routh did a good job with Superman Returns, but I vote for Jon Hamm to be the next Clark Kent/Superman. Has the look, and acting chops to pull off a good Superman
Singer and Routh did a good job with Superman Returns, but I vote for Jon Hamm to be the next Clark Kent/Superman. Has the look, and acting chops to pull off a good Superman
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5:03PM on 02/24/2010

hmmm

the question arises, who will direct and who will be the Man of Steel?
the question arises, who will direct and who will be the Man of Steel?
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