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Superman Man of Steel 2013: Same Approach as Batman Begins Says David Goyer

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:50

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:2432:]] David Goyer, the co-writer on the Man of Steel as well as Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, recently mentioned Michael Shannon playing Zod in the new Superman move as well as the fact that the movie seems to be doing another origin.

IGN asks David Goyer how they are going to keep the origin-aspect fresh, with Goyer responding that he can't say much, but compares it to another hugely popular superhero movie.

"Well there is not much I can say or else Chris Nolan's gonna teleport me out of here," Goyer tells IGN at the recent New York Comic-Con. "But, look. People said the same thing about Batman Begins when we were making Batman Begins. They said 'We've seen an origin story. We don't want to see it again.' And I think people felt we showed an interesting wrinkle to the legend that we never seen before, and we are generally taking the same approach with Superman in the Man of Steel."

"I think we are going to show a side of Superman that has never before been depicted on film," Goyer continued. 

And when asked about Michael Shannon's performance as Zod, Goyer said it was "awesome."

"Awesome. My draw was dropping on set."

David Goyer will also be co-writing an upcoming 13-issue DC Comics event with DC Comics chief creative officer and writer, Geoff Johns.

Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on the Man Of Steel develops.

Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha "Ma" Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonat han "Pa" Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, and Russel Crowe as Jor-El.

Be sure to check out the Cosmic Book News Superman Movie Hub for even more news and information.