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David Goyer and Christopher Nolan's Batman Writer's Block Led To Man Of Steel (Video)

Matt McGloin Posted: 03/25/2013 - 21:21 COMMENT


We learn that while David Goyer was writing the story for The Dark Knight Rises with Christopher Nolan, the two parted ways because they were stuck on a certain part and were experiencing writer's block, which led to the creation of their Man of Steel movie.

David Goyer has a new show on Starz coming out on April 12th, Da Vinci's Demons, and while the writer was promoting the show, he told the story to the Collider about how the Man of Steel came to be.

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.

David Goyer was also asked if he had seen the Man of Steel, as there have been reports of early screenings, with the Batman writer confirming that he has, and that he was very pleased.

“Yes, yes. I was very happy.”

Check out the full video with David Goyer talking about the Man of Steel below.

In addition to Da Vinci's Demons, which is said to be influenced by Batman and Dracula in addition to be compared to Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes and Iron Man Tony Stark, David Goyer will be directing a remake of the Count of Monte Cristo, and a while back there was even mention of Goyer writing a DC Comics comic book event. 

David Goyer also wrote the insanely popular Call of Duty: Black Ops II video game.