Writers Block On The Dark Knight Rises Led To David Goyer Coming Up With Man Of Steel


man of steel bannerDavid Goyer is out and about doing press for his new Starz show Da Vinci’s Demons. Collider got a chance to speak with Goyer about that show as well as his upcoming film Man of Steel. Goyer wrote the script for the Superman reboot and his buddy Chris Nolan is on board as a producer. Collider ran an excerpt of their interview that relayed a pretty interesting story about how Man of Steel came about.

Goyer wouldn’t say much about the movie other than he has seen it and is very happy with the finished product. He did go into detail though about how he became involved with the film though. When he and Nolan were having a particularly troubling time with a particular plot point for The Dark Knight Rises, the two men went off to brainstorm. Goyer didn’t figure out the solution right away, but he did come up with ideas for what became Man of Steel:

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.

That’s a really crazy story. It’s crazy, but it sounds like it worked. Goyer‘s script has gotten praise from everyone that has read it and the film is getting extremely positive buzz from the people that have seen the finished cut. While you can argue whether or not that pit stop ended up hurting the final Bat flick, all might be forgiven if Man of Steel is as amazing as we’re hearing it is. What do you think about Goyer‘s Man of Steel anecdote?

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Source : Collider