David S. Goyer to write Man of Steel. Maybe. Updated.

Superman appears to be taking after Batman in his next film iteration, in going by just one of his noms de guerre, in this case, The Man of Steel. And he’s doing it with the help of one of Batman’s saviors, David S. Goyer.

According to an exclusive posted at Latino Review, Goyer has been hired by Legendary Pictures’ Thomas Tull to script a Superman film that “actually takes the movies back to the John Byrne incarnation.” Neither Brandon Routh or Bryan Singer will be returning. The story will apparently involve Lex Luthor and Brainiac and will assume that viewers have a knowledge of some of the history behind the characters (i.e., not an origin story), though it will be working to set up a “huge Kryptonian mythology” as well as a story involving the Daily Planet suffering due to the internet. Timely.

This would be great news if there wasn’t already apparently so much confusion surrounding it. According to Harry Knowles, who contacted Tull, the story is only “probably true” and that Goyer has not been “unilaterally” hired. However, IGN claims an inside source says that Tull is downplaying this and, not only is Goyer involved, but Dark Knight co-writer Jonathan Nolan will be helping with scripting as well.

As of right now, Knowles seems to have the only reliable source, but it seems likely that with Christopher Nolan involved, this could all turn out to be quite true.

UPDATE: Apparently, DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson has debunked even Chris Nolan’s involvement, telling MTV News, “We don’t have any plans about that, and as I’ve mentioned, in the coming months we’ll be making a lot of announcements about what our content plans will be. But right now, that’s nothing but rumor — and we frankly don’t say a whole lot more about rumor than that, so…”

Editor’s note: We here at Movie Make-out are duly embarrassed, having been duped by a Nikki Finke rumor — and especially so, since the site originated from the frustration of seeing so many movie news sites run with obviously suspect non-news about… a bit of Superman movie news. We’ll try not to let it happen again.

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Posted on February 25, 2010 at 11:36 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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  1. Written by arkonbey
    on 2010-02-26 at 13:08

    Am I the only one who is yawning at the threat of another damned Superman movie? Nothing new can be done to the character, it's time for new blood.

    Makes me wonder why Hancock failed. Was it the presence of Will Smith?

  2. Written by jasonscruffy
    on 2010-03-01 at 04:42

    I am excited for this. Dark Knight worked for Batman the same way Dark Knight Returns did in the 80's; not because it was dark, but because the darkness suited the character and story.
    I was worried the new Superman would end up ridiculous and dark, but I trust Goyer and Nolan to find the heart of the character, or, at least, what would set him apart on the screen.
    My suggestion is to have the story involve space, Darkseid and the New Gods. Batman is supposed to be a tale of depth, wit and humanity. Superman should be jaw-droppingly amazing, balls-to-the-wall action, and on a scale we've never seen before.

  3. Written by Rex Hondo
    on 2010-03-01 at 05:10

    All I want from a new Superman movie is an actual super villain from the comics. A Brainiac, Metallo, or Bizarro. Somebody Superman can actually punch.
    Well, I want that AND I want them to do away with the Golden Age nonsense of giving him whatever powers he happens to need that day, like Rebuild-The-Great-Wall Vision and Hypnotic Mindwipe Kiss.

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