Collider.com has been speaking to David S.Goyer about the forthcoming Man of Steel.
The screenwriter revealed that he had watched the final product and liked it. “I was very happy,” he said.
As for how he came up with the story, he revealed that the idea for the film came up during the making of The Dark Knight Rises.
“Chris (Nolan) and I were working on The Dark Knight Rises, working on the story; we were blocked,” he said. “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.”
Man of Steel opens this June.