Thursday, February 25, 2010

Goyer to scribe Superman's Return in "Man of Steel"

Latino Review reported that David Goyer was hired to write the newest Superman movie. This movie is not a restart nor a reboot, nor is it a continuation of Superman Returns. This new project entitled MAN OF STEEL assumes audiences already know about Lois, Clark, Jimmy and Perry; that the Daily Planet is struggling due to the internet; and that it sets up a huge Kryptonian mythology. The report adds that MAN OF STEEL takes the movies back to the John Byrne incarnation (John Byrne is one of the most notable writers in the comicbook genre and the one who is said to have helped build the reputation of the Superman series throughout the 80s till the present). And in addition, Goyer's story involves Luthor and Brainiac.

This is definitely good news because (as far as I am concerned) this gives chance to having a Superman story done right. Goyer's writing has always seemed to be flawless when it comes to translating a comicbook fiction character to the silver screen (just dont look to his directorial works because that is a completely different matter), he has successfully been one of the significant factors in the superhero movie revolution, having written the screenplay for Blade (which ushered in the big boom of the superhero genre), and had made the Batman fictional character greatness in film history.

This news finally extinguishes all rumors that Routh and Singer are coming back to continue the hanging story in "Superman Returns" That movie, in my opinion, was not only a borefest but also had a bad story which was merely a lame homage to the Superman movies of the 1980s.

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