David Goyer On Man Of Steel’s Controversial Ending; Says He Might Be Working On Justice League
It’s been a while since we have heard from any of the creators of DC’s only movie they have in play at the moment, Man Of Steel. Last we heard from anyone it was at Comic Con, when director Zack Snyder was announcing that Batman will be joining Superman in the Man Of Steel sequel. Other than that it’s been pretty quiet.
That was until last night when screenwriter David Goyer delivered the BAFTA, BFI Screenwriters’ Lecture. He touched on a number of topics during the discussion, including Man Of Steel’s ending that made some fans wonder if they went to far. Goyer knew the decision for Superman to take Zod’s life was going to get some heat saying, “It’s not like we were deluding ourselves, and we weren’t just doing it to be cool.”
He continued by saying they wanted to put the character in an impossible situation. However he rejects the idea that a lot of fans have that Superman doesn’t kill. “This is one area, and I’ve written comic books as well and this is where I disagree with some of my fellow comic book writers – ‘Superman doesn’t kill’. It’s a rule that exists outside of the narrative and I just don’t believe in rules like that. I believe when you’re writing film or television, you can’t rely on a crutch or rule that exists outside of the narrative of the film,” He explained. Goyer went on to say that there is no prison on the planet that could hold Zod, and in their world Superman can’t fly to the moon, so he didn’t want to rely on that as a crutch.
Any where Goyer goes where he talks about his superhero projects you can rest assure someone will ask him about Justice League. This speaking engagement was no different. It’s no secret that Warner Brother’s and DC is looking for an answer to Disney and Marvel’s The Avengers. And with the success of Man Of Steel, people are just assuming he will get a crack at the script. When asked if he was indeed working on Justice League, via The Hollywood Reporter, Goyer just said, “I might be, can’t say.”
While there is not concrete information on Justice League right now, it’s obvious that it is a priority for Warner Brothers. First they need to get through the Man Of Steel sequel, as well as, depending on which reports you believe, some more solo movies. For the latest on all things DC Cinematic Universe, make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy.
Source : Digital Spy