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David S. Goyer Talks Superman / Batman
'We're further along than people realise...'

27 September 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Associated Press / Yahoo

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It's been at least a week since there was a Superman/Batman related story, so step forward screenwriter David S. Goyer, who's just had a quick chat about the DC superhero smackdown with The Associated Press. "One of the things that's been fun for us," he says, referring to the tsunami of internet fan discussion, "is we're a bit further along than I think people realise."

Of the fans' vocal opinions and worries about the direction of the Man Of Steel follow-up, Goyer is sympathetic but unmoved. "We're conscious of the fan point of view when we're working on these things," he explains, "but you can't let yourself be paralysed by that. At the end of the day you still have to create something, and if you try to think about what the fans would like, you stop being creative. It's sort of like, where does it end?"

It ends with Spider-Man 3 and Terminator: Salvation, so you can't help but feel that he's correct in his approach. "You have to write the story that you want to write," he says, "and hope that people want to see it."

Then, of course, there's that perenially burning question: who would win in a fight between Superman and Batman? 

"Most comic book purists would say Batman," Goyer believes, "even though it makes no sense whatsoever! Batman is the ultmate strategist, but if Superman just flicked his finger Batman would be done for. But you'll have to watch the film in a year and a half, whenever it comes out, to see what happens..."

Batman Vs. Superman - or whatever it ends up officially being called - is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill as Supes and (you've possibly heard) Ben Affleck as Bats. It's aiming for a July 15, 2015 release.


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RE: Where was Batman in M.O.S.
try to think about what the fans would like, you stop being creative. It's sort of like, where does it end?"ell, you think about how 'the fans' didn't like the fact that n Returns have Superman punch anything and end up with a boring amount of carnage in Steelan say, dear Empire, you end up with 3Terminator Salvationither of those lacking films bored me or disappointed me anywhere near as much as Man of Steel did. JEDI BOBSTER More

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RE: Where was Batman in M.O.S.
That's a point, Superman could have beef with the Green Lantern Corps over Krypton.. More

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 15:08 on 27 September 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Where was Batman in M.O.S.
spelling aside, you do have a point. Also, in the Justice League movie I hope Superman confronts Green Lantern and wants to know the name of the Lantern who was supposed to be policing Krypton. More

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RE: Where was Batman in M.O.S.
technically speaking, Spider-Man and the X-Men did try to help the Avengers out, but their parent studios wouldn't let them go... More

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RE: Where was Batman in M.O.S.
You cant look at it like that, MOS was not a Batman movie in the same way that whilst The Avengers were battling in New York, Spiderman and the Fantastic 4 were nowhere to be seen. To really hammer it home that would mean why wasnt Supes there to help prevent the catastrophy that almost happened in Dark Knight Rises? I've never known such unfounded nerd-rage as that generated by this movie. I for one will eagerly await the movie before deciding if its crap or not. More

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RE: Where was Batman in M.O.S.
Unfortunately, you using words like "imidietly" immediately takes some credibility from your comment. I just love how people start coming up with things to moan about before they've even written a script. More

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