Man of Steel screenwriter David Goyer talked to Access Hollywood and offered some interesting quotes on the upcoming Man of Steel. Goyer is, of course, the man who helped re-invent Batman with The Dark Knight Trilogy and he’s also trying to bring Leonardo DaVinci back with DaVince’s Demons for Starz.
First, he offered that working on Superman was more difficult that Batman. That makes sense because Superman is perfect and it’s hard for an audience to relate or care for someone who can do anything and is morally good.
“I never thought I’d be doing a Superman film. The only possible way to top myself or ourselves on Batman is to tackle Superman who’s the sort of granddaddy of all the superheroes. He’s trickier. It’s easier doing a dark character who doesn’t have any superpowers, but I’m really proud of what we’ve done and I can’t wait for people to see it.”
He also believes that this movie is something the world needs right now. When pressed further, he said the world needs an “unabashed hero.”
“I think the movie is going to be the right movie for the times. I’m happy the movie is going to be coming out this summer because I think it’s the kind of movie that the world needs right now.”
From the trailers, it’s obvious that this Superman is a hero the world needs but he’s unsure of whether he should actually use his powers to help or whether he should back off and let the world figure itself out. With all the recent tragedies, Goyer might be saying that we need to watch a hero that steps up to sacrifice himself for the good of the world. Or not, I’m just speculating here. [via IGN]