Badtaste.it bagged a chat with Man of Steel writer David S.Goyer at the Rome Fiction Fest recently and were able to talk about the forthcoming Superman reboot.
During a Q&A for his new series, ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’, Goyer was asked how writing for a genre film such as Man of Steel compared to his other works.
“Are we talking about Man of Steel? What Christopher Nolan and I have done with Superman is trying to bring the same naturalistic approach that we used adopted for the Batman trilogy,” he said.
“We always had a naturalistic approach, we want out stories to be rooted in reality, like they could happen in the same world we live in. It’s not that easy with Superman, and actually this doesn’t necessarily mean we will make a dark movie. But working on this reboot we are thinking about what would happen if a story like this one actually happened. How would people react to this? What impact would have the presence of Superman in the real world? What I really like to do is writing “genre” stories without a cartoonish element. I did the same with Da Vinci’s Demons, and I’ll do the same with Man of Steel.”
So there you have it. More confirmation that Man of Steel could very much turn out as ‘realistic’ as The Dark Knight trilogy. Is this a good thing or do we prefer a more comic adaptation? As ever, let us know your thoughts.
Man of Steel is released on June 14, 2013.