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Constantine

by Paul Montgomery

Every little thing he does is magic, or so the ensorcelled suits at Warner Bros. seem to believe. "Man of Steel" writer David S. Goyer's already pounding away at a Batman-infused sequel, but that may be sidelined, if momentarily, by a case of Vertigo. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Goyer will partner with Daniel Cerone, executive producer of "The Mentalist," to script a "Constantine" pilot for NBC television.

Conjured by scattered bones across a nicotine pentagram in the very image of Police-era Sting, street-wise sorcerer John Constantine first appeared in the pages of Alan Moore’s "Swamp Thing." He soon established his own haunts in Vertigo's long-running "Hellblazer" series, stewarded by the likes of Jamie Delano, Garth Ennis, Warren Ellis, Denise Mina, Andy Diggle, Peter Milligan and more. In 2005, Keanu Reeves donned his demons (but not his brogue or blonde hair) in a film by Francis Lawrence.

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Man of Steel

by Brett White

It's been a few months since "Man of Steel" opened in theaters and crushed the box office along with the expectations of a vocal section of Superman super-fans. That third act left a lot of fans divided, as it's dark finale stood in stark contrast to last summer's more upbeat "Avengers."

Director Zack Snyder has addressed the film's love affair with falling buildings, and now screenwriter David Goyer has offered up his take on the other controversial element found in the film's final moments. I'll go on and put it after the jump, for the half dozen of you that haven't seen the film yet and are still avoiding spoilers.

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Man of Steel

by Brett White

We already know that "Man of Steel" is getting a sequel. That was already a done deal before the first one went on to break records. But what will the film be about? And if the film really is coming out next year, like one rumor insisted, they'll need to figure that out as soon as possible!

Thankfully, screenwriter David Goyer left a few dangling plot points in the final script should a sequel desire to tie them up. Goyer revealed one such Easter egg to Ain't It Cool News recently, and it's a doozy. While Goyer's response isn't spoilery, the question that prompts his answer is. Thusly, we have hidden it after the jump.

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Y The Last Man

Congratulations, Yorick Brown. You're closer than ever to becoming the last man on Earth.

Crave Online spoke with "Man of Steel" screenwriter David Goyer about a few of his other developing comic book adaptations, including "Y: The Last Man," based on the Vertigo Comics series written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Pia Guerra. Goyer was asked if he's still producing the "Y" adaptation, and the answer he gave was very encouraging for fans of the series.

"I am. We've got a script that's as close as it's ever been," he said. "That could go into production next year."

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Zod

Superman fans will kneel before Zod in just a few weeks when "Man of Steel" is released. But why Zod? Why did David S. Goyer and the Nolans bring the Kryptonian general back to the big-screen, as opposed to a different villain we've never seen in a live-action Superman film?

"You start with the story first," Goyer told Superhero Hype. "What kind of story? What kind of theme do you want to tell? So we worked that out. Then, usually the villain becomes obvious in terms of who's going to be the appropriate antagonist for that. When you guys see the movie, the only villain we could have used was Zod and the Kryptonians."

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Justice League

by Brett White

With anticipation for "Man of Steel" riding high, longtime DC Comics fans can't help but look past this year's super-film and towards the future. The film everyone hopes to finally see, and the one that's had a troubled time getting off the ground, is "Justice League." The film would unite all of DC's major heroes together on one team, much in the same way "Avengers" did for Marvel last year. Of course DC and Warner Bros would want this to happen, since people kinda liked that "Avengers" movie, but it's easier said than done. The movie's been put on hold and then scrapped, and has been subject to a lot of false rumors (Ben Affleck to direct?).

Collider reports that "Man of Steel" screenwriter (and another rumored candidate for the JL director's chair) David Goyer had this to say about "Justice League" when asked if he'd like to make it:

"I don't know, honestly. I go back and forth. I mean, I think that on Batman and Superman, Chris [Nolan] has taken a different approach. I love the Marvel films and they're really fun, but he's definitely taken a different approach so far, which is that each of these movies is its own cohesive universe and at least with Batman it seems to have worked out. So, I don't know. I'm not sure. I think it would depend with who. This has been a dream experience, so it's hard to imagine it getting better than this, maybe it could be."

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Man of Steel

by Brett White

In the latest episode of Empire Magazine's film podcast, "Man of Steel" screenwriter David Goyer reveals why the latest Superman film doesn't bear the iconic hero's name. The decision's always seemed slightly puzzling, especially considering how this film is rebooting the franchise after 2006's failed "Superman Returns." Now Goyer has explained their reasoning.

"That was [producer] Chris [Nolan] and I. [We called it] 'Man Of Steel' and Warner Bros. said, 'Why?' And we started talking about it, and we said, 'We want a line of demarcation in the sand between the old and the new.' We always knew we would be using the Superman glyph, or the shield as we call it. But Man Of Steel was also supposed to represent our take, which was he's a man, but he's not made of flesh and blood, metaphorically he's a man of steel. So that was sort of like the whole thing wrapped up in a nutshell."

You can check out the whole podcast below.

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Justice League

by Brett White

Yeah it's just a rumor from a tweet, but I'm still buzzing from the latest "Man of Steel" trailer and I'll take whatever "Justice League" information I can get. Comic Book Movie reports this source as reliable, and fingers crossed that their character judgement is sound, because this sounds pretty great if it pans out.


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Man of Steel

by Brett White

In an interview with I Am Rogue, "Man of Steel" screenwriter David Goyer kinda-sorta confirmed/didn't really deny Lex Luthor's involvement in the upcoming Superman reboot. Up until now I've operated under the assumption that General Zod (Michael Shannon) will be the only bad guy Superman scraps with in this summer's film. But when asked about the decision to exclude Superman's most iconic villain from the film, Goyer replied:

"I don’t think anyone has ever confirmed that we haven’t included him."

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Superman

If you're one of the geniuses behind the "Dark Knight" trilogy, where do you go next? How do you top yourself? If you're screenwriter David Goyer, then you look up in the sky.

Goyer is one of the writers behind "Man of Steel," director Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman reboot. Speaking with Access Hollywood, Goyer expressed his pride in his vision of the Man of Tomorrow, particularly considering that he never imagined he'd ever make a Superman movie in his life.

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