Warner Bros. has hired Batman Begins and The Dark Knight scribe David S. Goyer to write The Man of Steel, a new Superman film, Latino Review reports. The franchise reboot will involve Supes baddies Lex Luthor and Brainiac, and will not be an origin story. It will also reportedly feature a struggling Daily Planet newspaper—accurately reflecting the state of the industry—and will set up a vast Kryptonian mythology.
Earlier this month, Deadline Hollywood broke the story that Begins/Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan has been tapped to oversee production on the next Superman film in a “godfather” capacity. While there hasn’t been any word on who will direct The Man of Steel, Superman Returns director Bryan Singer is not expected to helm the project.
This could be the best Superman film since Richard Donner’s 1978 original. Here’s hoping the filmmakers up the ante in terms of action set pieces and really cut lose. And while this is a reboot, they should really stick with the John Williams theme. That music is as legendary as the character himself.