Is David Goyer DC’s Kevin Feige? How About a BOOSTER GOLD Or DEATHSTROKE Film?
If you’ve been paying attention you’ll notice that David Goyer has had his hands on quite a few comic book movies. The Crow: City of Angels, Blade I,II and III, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD and Man of Steel just to name a few. Lately, it seems that Goyer has had his mitts on just about every comic book movie coming out of Warner Brothers studios and DC won’t have it any other way.
According to BleedingCool, anyone interested in putting together a DC comic book movie is being told they have to team with Goyer to make it happen. This includes properties like Booster Gold, Deathstroke, Suicide Squad and Team 7. This would explain why the recently discovered Sandman pic has Goyer at the helm and not Neil Gaiman. However, it’s not clear whether Goyer will be writing that script or not, but you can bet that if it does go down, he’ll have a hand in it.
…people have been looking at, in however a preliminary fashion, films based on the likes of Suicide Squad, Booster Gold, Deathstroke and even Team 7.
What this boils down to is that David Goyer may be DC’s version of Kevin Feige, the man responsible for all the good stuff coming out of Marvel Studios. One producer has even said as much. The idea of some producers having to play second-fiddle to Goyer is not thrilling to them, but if they want the above flicks made, it looks as though Goyer is the man that is going to make it happen.
This news may trouble some, as Goyer’s work has been hit or miss, but the success of Man of Steel and his Batman films is more than enough for DC and WB to give him full control. It will be interesting to see if the studio makes it a formal decision, as Marvel has done with Whedon and Feige, but I won’t hold my breath. As we know, the yet-to-be-titled Man of Steel sequel is gearing up for production, with several other projects in the works, including Flash, Wonder Woman and a long-gestating Lobo. Looks like we may be adding Booster Gold, Deathstroke, Suicide Squad or Team 7 to that list. This is one to watch.