In the latest issue of Empire magazine Christopher Nolan had comments to share on David S. Goyer and the upcoming Superman reboot he's penning and producing.
Nolan had this to say;
..What it is, while David Goyer and myself were putting together the story for another Batman film a few years ago, you know thrashing out where we might move on from the Dark Knight, we got stuck. We were just sitting there idly chatting and he said ”by the way, I think I know how you approach Superman”.. and he told me his take on it. I thought it was really tremendous. It was the first time I’ve been able to conceive of how you’d address Superman in a modern context I thought it was a really exciting idea. What you have to remember about Batman and Superman is that what makes them the best superhero characters there are, the most beloved after all this time, is the essence of who they were when they were created, when they were first developed. You can’t move too far away from that.”
Nolan speaks of how well Goyer has figured out a way to put Superman in a present day setting, in a post- 9/11 era. Nolan also speaks of how you can't move too far away from how Superman has been since his creation and I know one thing Goyer is good at is his dark writing style so I do wonder how this will turn out. Goyer was quoted a few years back saying this;
“In the case of Blade, he is acting heroically, but the rest of the world thinks he’s a vigilante. As is the case with Batman. … I don’t think I’d ever be good to write Superman because it is the opposite… [the interviewer says "he's angst free"] Yeah. And I wouldn’t know the angle because I’m so angst ridden so I wouldn’t know what to do with a character like that.”
So a few years back Goyer wasn't the man for the job so what has changed? Do you think it's just the challenge or maybe he and Nolan have a plan on making the Man of Steel a vigilante like the Dark Knight? Is Metropolis going to turn on its hero? I hope not! the film has been given a December 2012 release date so things will be heating up fast for this cool project.