David Goyer Talks Balancing The Characters In BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

David Goyer Talks Balancing The Characters In BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

The writer doesn't give anything away plot wise, but when quizzed about how he went about giving so many huge characters their fair share of the screen-time in the Man Of Steel sequel script, he opens up a little about his creative process.

Take a little break from all of the Marvel news for this little Batman VS. Superman nugget! Ever since it was announced that Wonder Woman -- and possibly even more DC superheroes -- would be joining Supes and Bats in Zack Snyder's sequel to Man Of Steel, fans have been worried that the movie would be too jam-packed to do every character justice (no pun intended). So while taking to one of the film's writers, David S. Goyer, about some of his other upcoming projects, Collider asked him how hard it is to make sure all of these huge, iconic heroes get their dues on screen.

"I always try my best to honor every character. When you’re dealing with big iconic characters, there’s a lot of fan pressure to get it right, and I respect that and admire that passion enormously. At the same time, you can’t let your creative process be too crowded by that or distracted by it. It’s not always one uniform opinion of how you should portray this character or that character. I think I’ve done a pretty good job of walking that razor’s edge. You just have to do your best and know what’s out there, but at the same time, follow your own muse."

Now keep in mind that Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio was brought in to work on the script too, and many think he could well have done a complete rewrite. Whatever the case may be let's hope these characters all get to make a significant impact when they share the screen in 2016.
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Thevenominside - 3/24/2014, 12:35 PM
Pasto - 3/24/2014, 12:35 PM
You can do it!
(No you can't)
Starfox - 3/24/2014, 12:37 PM
oh shit. here we go..
Rambaldi47 - 3/24/2014, 12:40 PM
I really hope it feels like a sequel to MOS and not a Batman reboot featuring Superman.
Reasonnnn - 3/24/2014, 12:43 PM
Goyer deserves the criticism.
Pasto - 3/24/2014, 12:43 PM
Lmao, unified and harmonious opinions. Show me that site, I wanna go to there.
ScorpioRisin - 3/24/2014, 12:45 PM
Thank god for Chris Terrio. I like that goyer wrote "the story" though.
Starfox - 3/24/2014, 12:46 PM
unified and harmonious opinions

aXe - 3/24/2014, 12:47 PM
Lmao @Pasto
Dev7 - 3/24/2014, 12:52 PM
Don't know how this so called writer gets work in hollywood anymore. He must offer studios his service dirt cheap.
aXe - 3/24/2014, 12:52 PM
I remember the day, she got a hold of me...

Desrow - 3/24/2014, 12:56 PM
Guys, guys!

Starfox - 3/24/2014, 12:56 PM
BlackJack I hope!

Starfox - 3/24/2014, 12:58 PM
And what ever happened to that El Mayimbe scoop that was supposed to get released today?
aXe - 3/24/2014, 12:58 PM
@Desrow, DAMN!
Starfox - 3/24/2014, 1:02 PM
@MrBlackJack yeah, probably. He likes to hype things up to the Max! lol
Nomis - 3/24/2014, 1:04 PM
@ Desrow - Don't...don't do that!
Starfox - 3/24/2014, 1:10 PM
@MrBlackJack Lmao! and he will probably post at least 10 tweets hyping his scoop up before he actually posts it haha.

Starfox - 3/24/2014, 1:11 PM
Then he will be like: BOOM! Check this out!
Nubase - 3/24/2014, 1:12 PM
No even worried about this movie, l just like how WB/DC are keeping everything close to their chests, with all the news like the new epic xmen dofp trailer, spiderman, avenger 2 set pics, WB/DC must be so eager to release something but l guess it will be this year comic con they will reveal the plan
SuperCat - 3/24/2014, 1:17 PM
Show us the damn bat suit.
DrunkenNukem - 3/24/2014, 1:18 PM
There should be a good balance between the 2...but this is suppouse to be a Superman film with batman in a secondary role...but hell...its batman
batmanvsuperman - 3/24/2014, 1:25 PM
Just show us the damn suits slready
JorEllinator - 3/24/2014, 1:25 PM
I hope Terrio did a MAJOR rewrite. Goyer scares me when he doesn't have a good director keeping him on his chain.
batmanvsuperman - 3/24/2014, 1:28 PM
Not trying to bate coming from a huge Dc fan but wat the hell is he talking about
TheAbomination - 3/24/2014, 1:29 PM
If he messes this up, his career is over.
MarkV - 3/24/2014, 1:30 PM
Please, for the love of God, show us the suit!

GreenLantern519 - 3/24/2014, 1:32 PM
El Mayimbe is going to hype up his scoop to astronomical proportions and then we'll find out it's just who's supplying craft services/catering for The Avengers 2 Set.
AntMan - 3/24/2014, 1:32 PM
ALmazing - 3/24/2014, 1:33 PM
"I always try my best to honor every character"

See? Goyer can be funny.
Pasto - 3/24/2014, 1:33 PM
JorEllinator - 3/24/2014, 1:35 PM
Y'know what? Just make Affleck a producer, then I'll be okay. Terrio was a step in the right direction. Johns was another step in the right direction but I need something to give me hope.
UltimateHunt - 3/24/2014, 1:38 PM
Goyer is the best NEWS BvS so far. That Argo writers took his placed and Goyer wont be on control of the writing.

.. Thank You
UltimateHunt - 3/24/2014, 1:39 PM


..Thank You goyer, great laught
JorEllinator - 3/24/2014, 1:42 PM
Thank the Highfather for Ben Affleck.
Battabing - 3/24/2014, 1:43 PM


StarGateCommand - 3/24/2014, 1:43 PM

Nice graphic!

For DC fans, nothing but famine on the big screen for another 2 plus years. :-(

For Marvel fans, nothing but feasting now and into the foreseeable future.
Moohika - 3/24/2014, 1:46 PM
Man I remember being one of maybe 5 people who supported Affleck when the news broke, I didn't realize some people were still stuck in 2003.I was literally smiling when I read that he was cast. Affleck has pretty much single-handedly saved this movie.
Desrow - 3/24/2014, 1:46 PM
El Maybe gonna post some scoop today guys??
JorEllinator - 3/24/2014, 1:47 PM
DC fans, we will have our time. It's only a matter of patience, my friends. At least we've got Arrow and a seemingly great Flash TV Show. Less said about Gotham the better.
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