David S. Goyer Recalls Being Hired For MAN OF STEEL, Says He's Seen The Movie
Confirming that he has seen the film, screenwriter David S. Goyer recalls being hired alongside with producer Christopher Nolan to work on Warner Bros.' highly anticipated Man Of Steel.
Speaking with Collider while promoting Starz's Da Vinci's Demons, David S. Goyer talks a little bit about Man Of Steel, for which he wrote the script. Warner Bros. screened the anticipated Superman reboot for a few people, and the reactions so far have been extremely positive. Goyer confirms that he was one of the few to watch it, and when asked if it was everything he hoped it'd be, he simply said, "Yes, yes. I was very happy."
Goyer also recalls getting the job. As we previously knew, he and Christopher Nolan brought the idea of a new Superman film to WB while working on The Dark Knight Rises, and now we know a little more as Goyer details what happened. "Chris (Nolan) and I were working on The Dark Knight Rises, working on the story; we were blocked. We agreed to part ways for a couple of weeks and just see if something had bubbled at the surface. So I went back to my home office. I was wasting time and procrastinating and took out an archive edition of some of the original Superman comic books, Action comic books and started rereading them because I couldn’t figure out this plot point on Dark Knight Rises, I just randomly sat down one afternoon and wrote up some ideas for Superman.
"When I met with Chris Nolan again in another week or so he said, “Have you worked out the problem on the Dark Knight Rises?” I said, “No,” he said, “What have you been doing?” and I said, “Well, I had this idea for Superman,” and because Chris likes to procrastinate as well he said “let’s hear it,” so I told him. And he literally called Jeff Robinov, who’s the head of Warner Bros, while I was sitting there and said, “Jeff, Dave just told me this take on Superman and you need to hear it, I’d like to produce it. Can we come in?” And we went in the next day. That’s how it happened. No, we weren’t trying to do it, it just happened." Pretty cool, eh?
Man Of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne and Russell Crowe. The film is set to hit theaters June 14th.
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