EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Screenwriter David S. Goyer Talks 'Man of Steel,' 'Godzilla,' 'The Invisible Man,' and the Legacy of 'Blade'

Monday, 25 March 2013 20:30
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Opening in theaters on June 14th is the highly anticipated reboot of the Superman franchise entitled Man of Steel, which was helmed by Visionary director Zack Snyder (Watchmen). The new film was produced by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight), and based on a story he developed with screenwriter David S. Goyer (Batman Begins), who wrote the script. The new movie features an all-star cast that includes Henry Cavill (Immortals) as Clark Kent/Superman, Academy Award-nominees Amy Adams (The Fighter) as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne (What’s Love Got to Do With It) as Perry White, Diane Lane (Unfaithful) as Martha Kent, and Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) as General Zod, as well as Emmy Award-winner Richard Schiff (TV’s The West Wing) as Dr. Emil Hamilton, and Academy Award-winners Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves) as Jonathan Kent, and Russell Crowe (Gladiator) as Jor-El.

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with screenwriter David S. Goyer to talk about his new Starz series Da Vinci's Demons. While we will run our video interview with Goyer about the new series separately, the following video contains what he had to say about Man of Steel, as well as his work on Godzilla, The Invisible Man, and the legacy of Blade. The busy screenwriter discussed the upcoming reboot, his concept for Man of Steel, how his previous comic book work helped prepare him for writing the film, collaborating with director Zack Snyder, his first reaction to seeing Henry Cavill on set in the iconic Superman costume, whether or not Lex Luthor appears in the film, if the rumors are true that the Jimmy Olsen character is now female, casting Laurence Fishburne as the first African American Perry White, not planning a trilogy, which DC Comics characters he would like to see in the sequel, as well as exactly what his contributions were to the Godzilla script, the current status of The Invisible Man, and a look back at the legacy of Blade.

To watch our exclusive video interview with screenwriter David S. Goyer about Man of Steel, Godzilla, The Invisible Man, and the legacy of Blade, please click on the video player above. 


A young journalist (Cavill) raised by his adoptive parents (Lane and Costner) after he was transported to Earth in infancy from the dying planet of Krypton finds himself in the position to save humankind after Earth is attacked. 

Man of Steel opens in theaters on June 14th.

To read a transcript of this interview, please click here

To read our exclusive interview with Richard Schiff about Man of Steel, please click here.

To watch what our exclusive 2011 Comic-Con video interview with Henry Cavill about Man of Steel, please click here.

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