David Goyer’s writer’s block on The Dark Knight Rises led to the creation of Man of Steel script. Click the jump to see more.
David Goyer (co-writer of The Dark Knight Rises and writer of Man of Steel) speaks about his writer’s block on The Dark Knight Rises. See below:
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 youworked 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.
So, if any Superman fans talk crap about The Dark Knight Trilogy for sure we can all say there wouldn’t have been a new Superman movie without Batman.
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