David S. Goyer On "Reinventing" Superman For MAN OF STEEL
In a recent interview, the writer discusses bringing a brand new take on Superman to the screen with Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel. Goyer says he hopes fans will embrace what is being done with the character in the same way they did for The Caped Crusader with Batman Begins..
While chatting to Fastcocreate.com about working on new Starz series Da Vinci’s Demons, David Goyer also spoke about the movie that has everyone here on CBM blue (and red) with anticipation, Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel. The writer acknowledges the fact that many fans feel very possessive about the character, and want to see him interpreted in the best possible way. “We’re very aware, in the case of Superman, many people have possessory feelings about him but then there have been a lot of different iterations", says Goyer. "It’s no small thing to say you’re going to do Superman; but which Superman? Which era are you going to adhere to? Which elements are you going to adhere to?" There is no doubt that most people felt that Bryan Singer stuck too closely to the previous incarnation of the character with Superman Returns, so Goyer tried to take things in a different direction -- much the same way as he and Christopher Nolan did with Batman Begins.
"We’re in the same place we were at with Batman Begins. If you think about Batman Begins, there had been these previous iterations of Batman, the TV show, the Burton films. We were trying to do something that’s different. We were going against the tide. The public perception of Superman comes largely from the Donner films. Superman’s been preserved in amber since something like 37 years ago, and for the general public, he hasn’t really shifted since. Anytime you do something different, shake up the orthodoxy, you risk offending people. Superman has been reinterpreted many times over the decades, and if he is going to remain a vibrant myth, he needs to continue to be reinterpreted. Hopefully, that’s what we’ve done and people will embrace it."
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