Decades after the Christopher Reeve classic became the big hit of 1978, Hollywood is still trying to get Superman right for the big screen. While Christopher Nolan successfully reinvented Batman, at least for two movies, the consensus is that Bryan Singer pretty much blew it with Superman Returns, and unfortunately Man of Steel didn’t help matters much either.
Whenever there’s a major blunder in genre pop culture, we all know fans will go nuts on the net. These days, the Twittersphere will especially erupt with protest. This happened a lot in 2013, and one publication listed the top Twitter explosions of the year.
It was just announced that Joseph Gordon Levitt has expressed keen interest in the big screen version of Neil Gaiman’s classic graphic novel Sandman. Now it is indeed confirmed he’s onboard, not just as a star but as a director as well.
We often write about screenwriter David S. Goyer here on TGD, because the guy has always had major geek cred. He’s written scripts for the Christopher Nolan Batmans, Man of Steel, the Blade series, and recently he’s branched into game writing with Call of Duty 2: Black Ops.
This story is pretty self-explanatory…we’d all have second thoughts about taking on Batman. Who wouldn’t love to run around wearing that suit, and get paid tens of millions of dollars to do it? Then again, Batman has a very rich, and varied history, and there will be enormous pressure not to screw it up.
We know, we know, we hear you loud and clear. We know that many of you, ourselves included, aren’t nuts about Batman Vs Superman. In fact, it’s the current fanboy whipping boy, and it’s still a year and a half away from release.
David S Goyer has written many successful comic movies, including Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises, and last year he took the big plunge into video games by writing the script for Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Superman Vs Batman already has so many strikes against it, does anybody really have to make it any worse? A cruel joke went around the ‘net that Justin Bieber was reading the script in the hopes of playing Robin, and thank God this isn’t true, otherwise it’s a sure sign of the apocalypse.
By now we’re sure you’ve read the news that Batman Vs. Superman is currently in the works at Warner Brothers for a 2015 release. This will be the sequel to Man of Steel, although ironically enough, the Batman Vs. Superman project was in the works at Warners well before Batman Begins got made.
This news has come straight out of Comic Con, and frankly we’re surprised to read it, but apparently Batman will be appearing in the next Man of Steel film. We’re surprised because this has been a tough summer for blockbuster movies, and while Man of Steel has made money, $622 million world-wide so far, it hasn’t exactly been well received by the critics or the fans.
With Man of Steel grossing a world-wide take of $235 million so far, comic book movies are still going strong, and they’re not going away any time soon. The success of modern day comic book movies shows that the genre has come a long way since the days of, say, the ‘60’s Batman TV show.
Whether or not a long-awaited Justice League film gets made depends on the success of Man of Steel. If Steel takes off at the box office, Justice League will go forward. It’s definitely been a very rocky road for Justice League, and the success of The Avengers helped pull it out of development hell.
There’s very good buzz out there for Man of Steel, and Michael Shannon is absolutely one of the reasons we’ll go see it, good, bad or indifferent.
With Man of Steel nearly here, there’s been a lot of press speculation about Justice League, which has been off again / on again at Warner Brothers.
While the video game market is still enduring a lot of ups and downs, quite a few video game movies have been put into development, including Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell, and Deus Ex, while Need For Speed will be hitting theaters next year.
We can’t deny it, we were very skeptical about Man of Steel at first.
With all the buzz and excitement surrounding Man of Steel, how could we forget that it will soon be Superman’s 75th birthday?
David Goyer is the screenwriter of the Blade films, and he also brought Bruce Wayne’s alter ego back from the dead with Batman Begins.
Man of Steel is without a doubt one of the most anticipated movies of the summer.
Although Christopher Nolan didn’t direct Man of Steel, the upcoming Superman reboot, he is involved as a producer, which means the film should have some definite Nolan trademarks.