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Published On: Tue, Mar 26th, 2013

David S Goyer reveals ‘Man of Steel’ began during ‘Dark Knight Rises’ and how the idea was pitched by Christopher Nolan

With a ton of big movies headed to theaters this summer, the new Superman film, Man of Steel, rests atop many fan’s personal lists. Writer David S. Goyer confirms he is pleased with the film, screening it recently and then recaps the birth of the film during a March 25 article with Collider.MAN-STEEL-Henry Cavill as Superman“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.”

From Batman to Supeman, Goyer birthed new life in the Superman franchise.

Directed by Zack Snyder and co-starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon, Man Of Steel will open in theaters on June 14, 2013.

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  1. EW features ‘Man of Steel’ Henry Cavill cover, new photos as producer says film ‘sets tone’ for future films - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] David S. Goyer, who co-wrote The Dark Knight films and the screenplay for Man of Steel says this crew doesn’t like “sequel bait.” “One of the things we dealt with on the Batman films is, Chris dislikes it when you plan something, when you say, ‘I’m going to follow this up in the next film,” Goyer tells EW. “He’s always said put everything you have into this film and then worry about the next film later. That gives the film its own integrity as opposed to being part of an overall plan. So of course the comic book fans, it’s hard not to think about [crossovers] but I, having done three Batman films and worked in that way, it’s definitely the approach we took with Man of Steel.” (Goyer recently discussed the birth of the film – check that out here) […]

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