Sure, DC is busy dropping TV series announcements on us left and right these days -- with Commission Gordon, John Constantine, and the Flash all suddenly in various stages of development for the small screen -- but let's not forget that there's also a little movie called Batman Vs. Superman (or Superman Vs. Batman or Man of Steel 2) in the works.
And now David Goyer, one of the screenwriters behind Man of Steel and its sequel as well as The Dark Knight trilogy, has told The AP that the impending match-up between super-titans is happening quicker than we thought.
"One of the things that has been fun for us is we’re a bit further along than I think people realize," says the writer.
What does that mean, exactly? We only learned that Batman would be in the film at Comic-Con two months ago, and the Ben Affleck casting heard 'round the world came less than five weeks ago. Reports have since indicated that discussions with Affleck have been going on since earlier this year, so perhaps DC and Warner Bros. have had a bigger plan in place for a while now (albeit one that was contingent on Man of Steel succeeding at the box office).
Meanwhile, Goyer also commented on fan reaction and input and how that affects the creation of these films.
"From a fan point of view, we’re conscious of that when you’re working on these things, but you can’t let yourself be paralyzed by that," he says. "At the end of the day you still have to create something. And if you try to think, ‘Well, what would the fans like, what would the audience like?’ then you stop being creative and it’s sort of like where does it end? You have to write the story that you want to write and hope that people want to see it."
And lastly, the scripter was also asked the age-old question: Who does win in a fight between Superman and Batman?
"Most comic book purists would say Batman because he is the ultimate strategist," responded Goyer. "Even though it makes no sense whatsoever -- if Superman just flicked his finger Batman would be done for. You'll have to watch the film in a year and a half or whatnot to see what happens."
Source : ign[dot]com