It’s an exciting time for Superman fans as we count down to the arrival of the third trailer for Man of Steel, and to tide us over while we wait, Co.Create has posted an interview with screenwriter David S. Goyer, who took a moment out from discussing his new Starz series Da Vinci’s Demons to touch upon the Zack Snyder-directed reboot, comparing it to Christopher Nolan’s first take on The Dark Knight back in 2005.
“We’re in the same place we were at with Batman Begins,” said Goyer, who penned the script for Batman Begins, as well as contributing to the story for The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. “If you think about Batman Begins, there had been these previous iterations of Batman, the TV show, the Burton films. We were trying to do something that’s different. We were going against the tide. The public perception of Superman comes largely from the Donner films. Superman’s been preserved in amber since something like 37 years ago, and for the general public, he hasn’t really shifted since. Anytime you do something different, shake up the orthodoxy, you risk offending people. Superman has been reinterpreted many times over the decades, and if he is going to remain a vibrant myth, he needs to continue to be reinterpreted. Hopefully, that’s what we’ve done and people will embrace it.”
Man of Steel is set for release on June 14th with a cast that includes Henry Cavill (Immortals) as Clark Kent / Superman, Amy Adams (The Fighter) as Lois Lane, Russell Crowe (Les Miserables) as Jor-El, Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire) as General Zod, Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys) as Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane (Secretariat) as Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) as Perry White, Ayelet Zurer (Angels & Demons) as Lara Lor-Van and Antje Traue (Pandorum) as Faora.