Tuesday, 14 May 2013

David Goyer rumoured to write and direct Justice League movie

Forget Zack Snyder, it might be the Man of Steel writer David Goyer who will take on the super hero super team.

AMC Movie Talk host John Campea tweeted that ‘a little bird’ told him that ‘Warner Bros is moving on Justice League with Goyer possibly directing. All those waiting to see the DC super team that would feature both Batman and the Man of Steel in the same film will have to pause for breath before accepting this as gospel.

A little bird is never a rock solid source but Campea then quickly followed that tweet with another. "Re Justice League two industry guys emailed in last 5 mins. One heard same from same source, one says Goyer is on but writing only” he tweeted.

Previous reports

Previous reports had Will Beall attached to write the screenplay and even George Miller to direct way back in 2007 before he moved on to his Mad Max reboot. Warner Bros are likely holding back until after Man of Steel opens and will guage the viability of a superhero ensemble on the back of the success of that film. Superman has the weight of DC’s future on his shoulders it would appear.

Following Man of Steel

The producer of Man of Steel has teased in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the film will be ‘setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward’. He also promised that ‘what Zack [Snyder] and Chris [Nolan] have done with it is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world’.

This definitely sounds like the promise of a potential team up and all Warner Bros will have to do now is find a fitting replacement for Christian Bale to don the Bat suit, somehow make disappointed fans forget the Green Lantern movie and then find suitable candidates to take on the roles of Wonder Woman and The Flash among others.

David Goyer

David Goyer’s only directing dip in the world of comics came with Blade: Trinity but his credits as a writer include the Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel. If he is to take on both duties, it will be a bold move for Warner Bros and Goyer will likely have to relinquish much of his control over television series Da Vinci’s Demons.

Nevertheless if Goyer does take on even just scripting duties on the Justice League movie, the future of DC’s characters will be in very safe hands.

Or will they just go with Zack Snyder if Man of Steel is a big enough success? Have you got any preference on who should direct a Justice League movie? 

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